Cock's Tail (The)

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 Theme code Index    1333 1354
 Also known as    Cocktail (The), Dublin Reel, Wagtail Reel (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    IRELAND(Ulster)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    
 Book/Manuscript title    
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    
 Artist    Josephine Marsh
 Title of recording    Josephine Marsh
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Tara Records 4008
 Year recorded    1996
 Media    
 Score   ()   


COCK'S TAIL, THE. AKA - "The Cocktail." AKA and see "Dublin Reel." Irish. Ireland; Donegal, Fermanagh. The tune is sometimes miss-named "The Cocktail Reel." A County Donegal version of "The Dublin Reel" (Cathal McConnell calls it an unusual version of "Dublin Reel"). In the repertoire of Vincent Campbell, and of John and Mickey Doherty, who learned from their father. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh remarks that Mickey Doherty sometimes occasionally called it by the title "The Wagtail Reel," referring to a small black and blue-ish white bird. The Wagtail features a long tail that bobs about nervously, giving rise to its name-in Irish, Gleasog.

Recorded sources: Compass 7 4287 2, Cathal McConnell - "Long Expectant Comes at Last" (2000. Learned from Eddie Duffy, a flute player from Drumcruhan, County Fermanagh). Tara Records 4008, "Josephine Marsh" (1996. Appears as "The Cocktail").


X:1
T:The Cocktail
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:210
S:setting: Noel Hill
R:Reel
K:D
DF{A}FE ~F3E | DF~F2  ABGE | DF{A}FE DFAd | cABG EFGE :||
A3B A2GA | (3AAA GA BG (3GGG | A2AG EFGB | =cBAG EFGB |
A2AB (3AAA GB | ABGA BG (3GGG | AaaA aAag | fdec dBAF ||