Side of the Road (The)

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X:1 T:Side of the Road, The R:reel C:Ed Reavy M:2/2 L:1/8 Z:Joe Reavy N:The talented, wayward traveling people made it their home. N:We weep to tell the sad loss of talent among those wild N:wanderers of the road. Some of the best fiddle players in N:Ireland came from their ranks. K:G ef | gfed BEEF | (3GFE B,E G,EB,E | GFGA BABd | (3efg fd e^def | gfeg fedf | edBG FDB,D | EDEF GFGA | (3B^cd AF E2 :|| ef | gfga bgeg | fd (3d^cd Adfa | geBA ^GABg | fe^df e2 g2 | bagf agfg | ed^cd BGEF | GFGA BABd | (3efg fd e2 :||



SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE. Irish, Reel. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The title refers to the travelling people of Ireland, who pulled their caravans to the side of the road to overnight.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 72, p. 79.

Recorded sources: -



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