Thompson's Reel (1)

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X:1 T:Thompson's Reel [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 27) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb c/A/|B/G/F/D/ E/C/C|D/G/G/^F/ G/A/B/c/|1d/B/c/A/ B/G/A/=F/|D/A/G/^F/ G:|2d/e/f/d/ c/A/G/=F/|D/G/G/=F/ G|| |:Bd/f/ b/d/f/d/|Bd/f/ g/d/f/d/|Bd/f/ b/d/f/d/|{c}c/=B/c/d/ _B/G/G| Bd/f/ b/d/b/d/|f/d/f/d/ g/d/g/d/|b/d/b/d/ f/d/f/d/|{d}c/=B/c/d/ _B/G/G/A/:|]



THOMPSON'S REEL [1] (Seisd/Cor Mic Tomais). AKA and see "Spirvin's Fancy." Irish, Reel. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). O'Neill/1915): AA'B (O'Neill/1850 & 1001): AA'BB' (O'Neill/Krassen). "Thompson's Reel [1]" was first printed in George H. Coes Coes Album of Jigs and Reels (1876). O'Neill kept the title "Thompson's Reel" in his Music of Ireland (1903), bypassing the tune under the title "Spirvin's Fancy", as it appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). Paul de Grae finds "Zeek Backus Reel" in Boston music publisher Elias Howe's collections to be a very similar tune, as is "Thompson's Hornpipe." Some consider "Thompson's Reel [1]" a composite tune, with the first part being a version of "Girl that Broke My Heart (1) (The)," and the second part a version of the 'B' part of "Paddy Lynn's Delight."


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 27. O'Neill (O'Neill's Irish Music), 1915; No. 240, p. 127. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 121. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1337, p. 250. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 593, p. 108.






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