Annotation:Wild Swans at Coole (The)

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X:1 T:The Wild Swans at Coole M:2/2 L:1/8 C:Ed Reavy R:reel N:Ed wanted one of his tunes to commemorate N:this favorite poem of his. He didn't know much Yeats, but what he knew N:he appreciated-particularly the last verse of "the Swans" N:But now they drift on the still water, N:Mysterious, beautiful; N:Among what rushes will they build, N:By what lake's edge or pool, N:Delight men's eyes when I awake someday, N:To find they have flown away. Z:Joe Reavy K:D dc ||: Ad (3edc d2 AB | cBcG E=FGE | DA, (3A,G,A, =CA, (3A,G,A, | =FEDB, =CA,G,_B, | A,2 =FE FED=C | A,B,=CD =FGAB | =cd^fg agfa |1 ge^ce d3 c :|2 ge^ce d2 Ac || d2 Ad fgaf|e=c cBc efge | d2 Ad fgaf|gfag eddc | defg abag | e=c (3cBc efge | a^ga=g (3efg ed |1 =cAGE D3 c :|2 =cAGE D3 E ||

WILD SWANS AT COOLE, THE. Irish, Reel (cut time). D Major/Mixolydian/Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Composed by County Cavan/Philadelphia fiddler and composer Ed Reavy (1898-1988). The tune commemorates a poem by Yeats, a favorite of Reavy’s.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Reavy (The Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy), No. 29, p. 31.

Recorded sources : - Dawros Music DM002, The Kane Sisters - "Under the Diamond" (2004).

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