Swans among the Rushes

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X: 2 T:Swans among The Rushes R:Jig C:Ed Reavy M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:Joe Reavy N:Ed loved to watch their flight and see them N:"paddle in the cold companionable streams or N:climb the air." He watched them, too, when N:they laid their eggs among the rushes in the lake N:waters near the family farm in Barnagrove. K:G f | gfg agf | gdB e2 d | cBc EFG | AGE D2 B, | DGB BAB | dcB cBc | fed cAF | GBA G3 :|| Bcd efg | fdf ecA | GBd eag | fdf g3 | Bcd efg | fdf ece | fef agf | gba g2 :||



SWANS AMONG THE RUSHES. Irish, Double Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A modern composition by Barnagraove, County Cavan, fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988), who emigrated to Philadelphia, Pa., when still in his teenage years. The jig was called for some reason the “Flock of Wild Geese” on the Rounder “Reavy” album with Brendan Mulvihill and Billy McComiskey, whose band The Irish Tradition also recorded it on their last album, “The Times We’ve Had,” under the title “The Flight of Wild Geese.”


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 82, p. 90.

Recorded sources : - Clo Iar-Chonnachta CICD 173, Brian Conway – “Consider the Source” (2008). Green Linnet SIF 1063, The Irish Tradition – “The Times We’ve Had" (1985). Shanachie 34015, Seamus Egan - "Traditional Music of Ireland" (1986).

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



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