Ravelled Hank of Yarn (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Raveled Hank of Yarn [2], The M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Geo. A.M. Leech, San Francisco R:Reel K:G B2 Bd cAAc|BGGB d2 cA|B2 Bd cAAB|d2 cA BG G2| B2 Bd cAAc|BGGB d2 cA|BABc d2 cA|BdcA BG G2|| fgaf g2 fe|dcAB c2 de|fgaf g2 fe|d2 cA BG G2| fgaf g2 fe|dcAB c2 de|fgaf bgag|fdcA BG G2||



RAVELED HANK OF YARN [2]. AKA and see "Kate Kelly's Fancy," “Nellie Donovan.” Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. O’Neill (1922) remarks: “A few years ago as Mr. Leech was fingering a stray reel on his flute, Prof. John Cummings (mentioned on page 282-4, Irish Minstrels and Musicians, 1913) remarked that's The Raveled Hank of Yarn and I had forgotten it for the last forty years. Although then in his 85th year he buckled on his pipes, and played the tune in a style which astonished his audience. It is a variant of No. 638 (“Nellie Donovan”), O'Neill's Dance Music of Ireland.” An untitled reel, cognate but distanced in both strains, was entered into Book 2 of the large c. 1883 music manuscript collection of County Leitrim fiddler and piper Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894), for which see "Reel (98)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - flute player George Leech (San Francisco) [O’Neill].

Printed sources : - O’Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 216.






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