The Long Note reel

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Long Note has been added to 68 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Long Note
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:D3A AGEF|GE~E2 cEGE|~D3A AGEG|1 A2GA EAAE:|2 A2GE EDD2||
d2dB cAdB|cAdB cAG2|d2dB cA (3Bcd|eaag eddc|
d2dB cAdB|cAdB cAGE|DEFG AddB|cAGE EDD2||
|:~a3b afdf|~g3a ge^ce|eaag aged|eaag eddf|
~a3b afdf|g2fg ed^cB|AB^cd e2dB|1 A2GE FDD2:|2 (3ABA GA EAGE||
"variations"
|:D3A AGEF|GE~E2 cABG|~D3A AGEG|1 AEGE EAGE:|2 A2GA EDD2||
d2de cAde|ecde cAGE|Aded cA (3Bcd|eaag (3ege dc|
d2de cAde|cded cAGE|DEFG Add^c|A2GE EDD2||
|:~a3b afdf|~g3a ge^ce|a2fa afdf|eaag (3ege df|
defa afdf|g2fd ed^cB|AB^cd e2d^c|1 A2GE FDD2:|2 (3ABA GA EDDE||
ABC
X: 2
T: The Long Note
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
D3A AGEF|GE~E2 cEdA|D3A AGEG|1A2GA EAGE:|2A2GA EADA||
d3B cAdB|cAdB cAG2|d3B cA (3Bcd|e2ag ~e2d2|
d3B cAdB|cAdB cAGE|D2 (3EFG A2dc|~A2GA EAD2||
~a2ab afd2|~g2ga ge^ce|a^gab afdf|eaag ~e2d2|
~a2ab afd2|(3gfe (3fed ed^cB|ABcd e2d^c|~A2GA EAGE||
ABC

Eleven comments

I’ve just stolen this abc from Henrik Norbeck’s collection - missing is the jazzy impro of Deiseal, but that’s not a session part anyhow…
Urs

Single Jig

This tune is actually a single jig but it seems to be common now to play it like a barndance or like a slow reel. The only time I’ve heard it played to actually sound like a single jig was on an old recording of Leo Rowsome. It is of course closely related tunes like "Jenny’s Welcome to Charley", "Jenny Picking Cockles".

I think this actually *is* Jenny’s Welcome to Charlie

That’s what the tune’s called now days anyway—would like to know if it started out with a different name. But the setting given here is missing the fourth part.

Missing Links

IMHO traditional music at least if not fixed (like here) is evolutionary. The key of tunes is changed, it’s adapted to another instrument, other variations get fashionable and so on. I like all three tunes mentioned, they are part of different styles, aren’t they? Where is the missing link between them or the common ancestor?

Not Jenny’s Welcome

This is considered to be a different tune to Jenny’s Welcome (although nearly identical notes) as it’s supposed to be a single jig. I don’t know why Henrik has it listed as a reel!

A reel it is now

Despite the last few purist posts insisting that this is not properly a reel as such, and some bastard offspring of Jenny’s Welcome, Cormac Breathnac’s genius has spawned a wholly new beast ( unless he was just jazzing up what someone had already down before him).

A reel in its own right it surely is now.