Rakes of Stragne (The)
X:1 T:Rakes of Stragne, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 170 (c. 1880’s) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2 (3FED (AD) (3FED | FAdc defd | D2 (3FED (AD) (3FED | BdAF FEEF | D2 (3FED (AD) (3FED | FAdc defd | (3agf (3gfe fdec | (3Bcd (AF)FEEF || |: dcdB ADFA | AFdF ADFA | dcdB ADFA | (3Bcd (AF) FEEF :| |: decd ABFA | BAFA Bcde | fdec dcBA | (3Bcd (AF) FEEF :|
RAKES OF STRAGNE, THE. AKA and see "Maid in the Cherry Tree (2) (The)." Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. "Rakes of Strange" is a member of a tune family that includes ""Maid in the Cherry Tree (2) (The)," "Farewell to Erin (1)" and others. The tune was contained in the c. 1890's music manuscript collection of London dancing master Patrick D. Reidy, sent to Capt. Francis O'Neill in 1902, and a version was entered as an untitled reel in Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim piper and fiddler Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894).