Around The World For Sport reel

Also known as The Rambler In Cork, Round The World For Sport, The Sword In Hand, With Sword In Hand.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Enchanted Lady (lots of times), The Holy Land (lots of times), Rip The Calico (lots of times), The Leitrim Fancy (a few times).

Around The World For Sport has been added to 148 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Around The World For Sport
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:F|G2BG F2AF|EBBA BGEF|G2BG FGAc|BdAG FDD:|
|:g|f2e^c dBAF|EBBA BGEg|f2e^c dBAF|GBAG FDD:|
# Added by Kenn .
ABC
X: 2
T: Around The World For Sport
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
G2BG FGA=c|B2BA BEEF|G2BG FABc|1 dBAG FDEF:|2 dBAd BEE2 ||
|:g2fg edBA|G2(3BAG Bdef|1 g2fg edBc|dBAG FDD2:|2 gfed efge|dBAF DFAF||
ABC
X: 3
T: Around The World For Sport
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|~G3B A2dc|BGAG FDEF|~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|G2GF GAB^c|dBAG FDDf||
gfef g2ef|geag fddf|gfef gfed|BdAG FDDf|
gfef g2bg|fgag fddf|gbaf gfed|BdAG FDEF||
ABC
X: 4
T: Around The World For Sport
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:F|G2BG FAAF|EBBA BGEF|G2BG FABc|dBAG FDDF|
G2BG FAAF|EBBA BGEF|G2BG FABc|dBAG FD D||
|:g|f2e^c dBAF|EBBA BGEg|f2e^c dBAF|GBAG FDDg|
f2e^c dBAF|EBBA BGEg|f2e^c dBAF|GBAG FD D||
# Added by JACKB .
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Fourteen comments

Around the World for Sport

Anyone know which sport we’re referring to?

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Traveling around the world, I’d assume.

Maybe it was with a fridge.

I submitted this tune as a suggestion to play after Drowsy Maggie (discussions Oct 2/02).
Has a strong driving rythme, nice on the fiddle. (Guitar’s go crazy!).

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Rhythm, (can’t spell).

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Around the World with a Refrigerator For Sport, also known as More Power to Your Lumbar, or the Hernia Full of Stitches.
It’s a good tune, Kenn.

Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh have a slightly different version called The Rambler in Cork:
k:Edor
G2BG FGA=c|B2BA BEEF|G2BG FABc|1 dBAG FDEF:|2 dBAd BEE2
|:g2fg edBA|G2(3BAG Bdef|1 g2fg edBc|dBAG FDD2:|2 gfed efge|dBAF DFAF||

Around The World For Sport

I’ve always known this tune as With Sword In Hand.Isn’t Around The World an alternative title for The Wise Maid? David Meredith

Different world

I think you’re thinking of All Around The World which is an alternate title for The Wise Maid. It’s easy to see how that could be confused with Around The World For Sport.

You could combine The Wise Maid, Sporting Paddy and this tune into a set and call it All Around The World For Sporting Paddy. :-)

Around The World For Sport/The Sword In Hand/The Cork Rambler

I know this one as "The Sword In Hand", also posted by Pants @ http://www.thesession.org/tunes/1425. The O’Neill’s setting of "Around The World For Sport" is very similar, but resembles more closely the jig that goes by that name: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3149

K: Emin
~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|~G3B A2dc|BGAG FDEF|~G3B A2dc|BdAc BEEF|G2GF GAB^c|dBAG FDDf||
gfef g2ef|geag fddf|gfef gfed|BdAG FDDf|
gfef g2bg|fgag fddf|gbaf gfed|BdAG FDEF||

It also resembles "The Rambler In Cork" posted by David. The 3 tunes/settings are clearly closely related.

Great

This song’s great—and the Tony Hawks fridge references at the begining of this post only added to the enjoyment! Someone should create a jig or a ballad in honor of his adventures!

False friend

"Sport" is an irish gaelic word and it means "have fun", in that case with music :)

As played by the Bothy Band.

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