Lord Seymour's Reel

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X:1 T:Lord Seymour's Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 90, p. 19) B: http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=18&z=-703.2223%2C303.3584%2C4557.6098%2C1594.3287 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 BG Bc/d/ dB|c2 ed ef g2|GFGc Bcdg|1 ecAF GFED:|2 ecAF G4|| g2 bg afdf|efge dB G2|g2 bg afdf|egfa gfga| bgaf gfed|efge dcBA|GFGA Bcdf|egfa gedB||



LORD SEYMOUR'S REEL. AKA and see "Seymour's Fancy." Irish, Reel (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The tune was entered into Book 2 of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) as "Lord Seymour's Reel." However, it is a version of "Seymour's Fancy," an English reel published in London in 1793 by Thomas Preston. Francis O'Neill printed a version called "Comely Jane Downing."


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