Swallow's Tail Reel (The)

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 Theme code Index    5353 3574
 Also known as    Blue Shannon (The), Cally in the Grove, Family Estate (The), Girl with the Handsome Face (The), Joshua Gray, McKenna's Reel, Miss Wright's Reel, Mollie's Bonnet, Molloy's Night Cap, Molly's Night Cap, Pigeon on the Gate (5), Pigeon's Tail (The), Pride of the Ball, Queen's Wedding (The), Steeplechase (1), Swallowtail Coat (The), Take Your Hand Away, Uncle Willy's Scottish Tune, Village Reel
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    2/2
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Francis O'Neill
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies
 Tune and/or Page number    no. 1268, p. 238
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1903
 Artist    Biography:Patrick J. Scanlon
 Title of recording    Swallow Tail/Green Fields of America
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Columbia A-2902 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1917
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Swallow’s Tail, The T:Pride of the Ball (The) M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen Grier music manuscript collection (Book 2, c. 1883, No. 152, pp. 32-33) B:http://grier.itma.ie/book-two#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=31&z=-759.8197%2C183.8508%2C4495.7388%2C2304.1667 N:Stephen Grier (c. 1824-1894) was a piper and fiddler from N:Newpark, Bohey, Gortletteragh, south Co. Leitrim. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix e2 cA eAcA|Bc/d/ ef gfge|d2 Bd dGBG|GABc dcdf| eA cB/A/ eA cB/A/|Bc/d/ ef gefg|afge dfeA|A2 AB A4|| a2 ab aged|Bdef gfge|d2 Bd dGBG|GABc defg| a2 ab aged|Bdef gefg|afge dfec|A2 AB A4| a2 ab aged|Bdef gfge|d2 Bd dGBG|GABc defg| afbf gfed Bdef|gefg afge|dfec A2 af||

X:1 T:The Swallow’s Tail M:C| L:1/8 B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 238, no. 1268 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:A gf|eA (3cBA eAcA|cdef gedB|=G2 BG dGBG|Bdef =g2 fg| eA (3cBA eAcA|cdef =g2 fg|af=ge dB^GB|cABG A2|| cd|eaag abag|e^def gedB|=G2 BG dGBG|cdef =g2 f^g| eaag abag|e^def =g2 f^g|af=ge dB^GB|cABG A2|]

X:2 T:The Swallow’s Tail M:C| L:1/8 B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1001 Gems, 1907, no. 536 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:Ador gf|eA (3cBA eAcA|cdef gedB|G2 BG dGBG|Bdef g2 fg| eA (3cBA eAcA|cdef g2fg|afge dBGB|cABG A2|| cd|eaag abag|edef gedB|G2 BG dGBG|cdef g2 fg| eaag abag|edef g2 fg|afge dBGB|cABG A2|]

X:1 T:Swallowtail Reel M:C| L:1/8 K:A dor gf|eA (3cBA eA cA|cd ef ge dB|G2 BG dG BG|Bd ef g2 fg| eA (3cBA eA cA|cd ef g2fg|af ge dB GB|cA BG A2:| |:cd|ea ag ab ag|ed ef ge dB|G BG dG BG|cd ef g2fg| ea ag ab ag|ed ef g2fg|af ge dB GB|cA BG A2:|

X:1 T:Swallow's Tail Reel M:C| L:1/8 N:From an August 1, 1966, field recording of the playing of Fidel N:Martin (1891-1976) of Berlin N.H., originally from Rogersville, NB, recorded N:by folklorist Art Rosenbaum. Martin, a WWI veteran, had a repertory that N:consisted of Acadian, Irish, American and French-Canadian tunes. D: https://bmac.libs.uga.edu/index.php/Detail/objects/331630 F:UGA Brown Media Archives: identifier artrosen_00180 (Track 4 -27:54 of the tape) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Ador Sgf|e-Ae-A eAAB|cdef gedB|(G/F/G) BG dGBG| ddef gagf| e-Ae-A eeAB|cdef {f}.g2fg| af{a}ge dBGB|[M:2/4]A2gf| [M:C|](e-A-A)A eAAB|cdef (g/a/g) dB|G2 BG dGBG| dGBd gg ((3fgf)| e-Ae-A eAAB|cdef ggfg|af ((3gfg) ((3fgf) ed|cA (B/c/B) AAcd|| eaag abaa|fdef gfge|d2 BG ((3GAG) BG|dGBd gg (3fgf| eaag agaa|fdef ggfg|af ((3gfg) dBGE|[M:2/4]AAcd| [M:C|]eaea agag|fdef gagg|d2 BG ((3GAG) BG|dGBd gg (3fgf| eaag agaa|fdef (f/-g/g) f-g|af{a}ge dBGB|[M:2/4]A2S ||