Rowan Tree (1) (The)

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X:1 % T:Rowan Tree [1], The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g2|dGBG FAAc|BGBd (e/f/g) f>e|dGBG FAAB|EGFA G3g| dGBG FAAc|BGBd (e/f/g) (f>e)|dGBG FAAB|EGFA G2 G|| d|g2 f>g afed|ggf>g {f/g/}a2d2|dgfg afed|(e/f/g) (f/g/a) g2 g>d| g2 f>g afed|ggfg {f/g/}a2d2| dgfg afed|egfa gbeg||



ROWAN TREE [1], THE. AKA and see "Betsy Baker (1)," "Captain O'Neill," "Charms of Music," "Lads and Lasses (2)," "McClellantown Hornpipe," "Push about the Jorum (1)," "Rattle the Bottles (1)." Scottish, English, Irish, American; Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The rowan tree in Scottish tradition is believed to have supernatural powers, including the ability to ward off witches and other evil spirits if planted near one's house. The tune is widespread in British, Irish and American tradition, although it does not seem to have been terribly popular.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 12. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 34.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]



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