Ree Raw (1)

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X:1 T:Ree Raw [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Set Dance S:Levey – Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection (1873) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A c2e edc | BcB dcB | ABA A2e | edc dBG | c2e edc | BcB dcB | ABA A2e | edc dBG || c2c c2e | d2d d2f | e2e e2f | =g2g g3 | e2e e2f | d2d d2e | c2e (edc) | (BcB) (dcB) | ccc c2e | ddd d2f | eee e2f | =g2g g3 | ccc c2e | (edc) (dBG) | ABA A2e | (edc) (dBG) ||

REE RAW [1]. AKA and see “Butcher's March (1),” “Rub the Bag.” Irish, Set Dance (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The title is an Anglicized version of the Irish name Rí an Rátha (King of the Rath i.e. a fairy rath, or fort). Note the uneven length of the respective parts. A very distanced version of Levey's tune also appears in vol. 1 of the George Petrie's Ancient Music of Ireland (1855), for which see "Ree Raw (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Levey (Dance Music of Ireland, 2nd Collection), 1873; No. 41, p. 18.

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