Reaping the Rye

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X:1 T:Reaping the Rye M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Slip Jig S:O’Neill – Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1152 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B>cB B2A GFE | G>AG B2g f2e | B>CB B2A GFE | G2A Be^d e2 :|| B>cB g2g fed | B>cB g2g f2e | B>cB g2g fga | g>fe Be^d e3 | B>cB g2g fed | B>cB gag fga | bag gfe fga | gab Be^d e3 ||

REAPING THE RYE (Ag searracd an seagal). Irish, New England; Slip Jig (Slip Jig). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (O’Neill): AABB (McGuire & Keegan). This slip jig first appears in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903), although the source for the tune is unknown.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Paul Murphy, along with Josephine Keegan a member of the Ceol an Iubhair Ceili Band (Beesbrook, County Armagh) [McGuire & Keegan].

Printed sources : - Keegan (The Keegan Tunes), 2002; p. 102. McGuire & Keegan (Irish Tunes by the 100, vol. 1), 1975; No. 96, p. 26. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 84. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1152, p. 217. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 5.

Recorded sources: -

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