Annotation:Wheels of the World (1) (The)

Find traditional instrumental music

X:1 T:The Wheels of the World [1] R:Reel S:Danny O'Donnell, "The Donegal Fiddler" Z:Larry Sanger; first time through tune M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Dmix dc|:AD F/E/D GcAG|EC ~C2 EFGc|AD F/E/D EGAd|fedc Acdc| AD F/E/D GcAG|EC C/C/C EFGc|AddB cBAG|1 E[EC][EC]E [A,2D2] cB:|2 E[EC][EC]E D2A2|| K:D dcdf afdf|e=cgc acgc|d^cdf afdf|e=cce d2A2| d^cdf adfd|=cBce gceg|abag eg~g2|fage dAB^c| d/d/d fd adfd|=c/c/c ec gcec|d^cdf afdf|e=cce d2A2| d^cdf adfd|=cBce gcec|abag efge|fage d2||

WHEELS OF THE WORLD [1], THE (Rothaí an Domhain). Irish, Reel. D Mixolydian (Cranitch, Breathnach): D Mixolydian/Major (Flaherty, Miller, Vallely). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Breathnach): AAB (Cranitch): AABB (Brody, McNulty, Miller): AA'BB' (Flaherty, Vallely). The “Wheels of the World” is also the name of a famous song, a version of which was first published in Belfast in 1801 soon after the Irish Rebellion of 1798. County Sligo-born wikipedia:James_Morrison_(fiddler) (1893-1947) famously recorded the tune in New York in December, 1930, paired with “Rakish Paddy.” Coincidentally, it was also recorded in the same month in Chicago by fiddlers Francis Cashin and Tom Cawley, backed by a piano player named Ford. See also the related “Rolling down the Hill (2).”

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Morrison (Co. Sligo, Ireland/New York) [Brody]; flutist Éamonn de Stabaltún (Ireland) [Breathnach]; fiddler Fred Finn (1919-1986, Kiltycreen, Kilavil, County Sligo) [Flaherty].

Printed sources : - Breathnach (Ceol Rince na hÉireann vol. I), 1963; No. 168, p. 66. Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 290. Cranitch (Irish Fiddle Book), 1996; p. 108. Flaherty (Trip to Sligo), 1990; p. 75. McNulty (Dance Music of Ireland), 1965; p. 16. Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 266, p. 159. Songer & Curley (Portland Collection vol. 2), 2005; p. 222. Vallely (Play 50 Reels with Armagh Pipers Club), 1982; No. 14, p. 9.

Recorded sources : - Claddagh CC17, Seán Keane "Gusty's Frolicks" (1975). Columbia Co 33422-F (78 RPM), James Morrison and His Orchestra (1930). Green Linnet GLCD 3009/Mulligan 021, Kevin Burke "If the Cap Fits" (1978. Sean Ryan's version). Philo F12018, Jean Carignan - "Plays the Music of Coleman, Morrison, and Skinner" (appears as one of "Jim Morrison's Reels"). Rounder CD 1123, Frank Cashin & Tom Cawley 0 "Milestone at the Garden" (1996). Shanachie 33001, James Morrison "The Wheels of the World." Shanachie 29003, Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady "The High Part of the Road." Tara CD4011, Frankie Gavin – “Fierce Traditional” (2001). Yazoo 7008, James Morrison - "The Wheels of the World vol. 1" (2000. Various artists.). (78 RPM), Frank Cashin & Tom Cawley (1929).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng’s [2]
Hear James Morrison's recording on [3] and the Comhaltas Archive [4]

Back to Wheels of the World (1) (The)

(0 votes)