Strawberry Beds (2) (The)
X:1 T:Strawberry Beds , The M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:Rev. Luke Donnellan – “Oriel Songs and Dances", S:Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society (vol. II, No. 2, 1909; No. 38) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G F2|G2 BG FGAc|BGBd g2 dg|ecAG FGAc|BGAF GFED| G2 BG FGAc|BGBd g2 dg|ecAG FGAc|BGAF G2 Gc|| Bdef g2 ga|bgef g2 gd|Bdef g2 gd|ecAF G2 Gd| Bdef g2 ga|bgef g2 da|bgaf gefd|(3efg fa gedB||
STRAWBERRY BEDS , THE. AKA and see "Lady Augusta Murray," "Mrs. J.W. Bourke." Irish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was collected by the Rev. Luke Donnellan (1878-1952) in the late 19th century in Connaught and was printed in his article “Oriel Songs and Dances" in the Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society (vol. II, No. 2, 1909; No. 38. However, it is a version (more distanced in the second strain) of a Scottish reel that first appears in Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collection as "Lady Augusta Murray," and later printed by the Gows as "Mrs. J.W. Bourke."