Kitty Sheain’s reel

Also known as Callaghan’s, Nellie Donovan, Nellie O’Donovan, Nellie O’Donovan’s Highland Fling, Private Ass And Cart.

There are 56 recordings of a tune by this name.

Kitty Sheain's has been added to 30 tunebooks.

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Nine settings

X: 1
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B2BB AFF2| GEEEBcBA| GABG AFGA| B2AF GEE2|
GABG AFFF| GEEE BcBA| GABG AFGA| B2AF GEE2|
defd e2dB| BAFA B2BA| defd egfe| dBAF GEE2|
defd e2dB| BAFA B2BA| dcde (3fga fe| dBAF E2GA|
ABC
X: 2
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F~F2A GE~E2|FDDF ABAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDE|
F~F2D GE~E2|FDDF AzAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDz||
(3Bcd ec d2ed|cAGE ~A3z|(3Bcd ec dged|cAGE EDDz|
(3Bcd ec dzed|cAGE ~A3B|czcd e~e2d|cAGE EDDE||
ABC
X: 3
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 AF GE E2 | FADF ABAG | F2 AF GE E2 | ABGE FD D2 :|
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AE E2 | cdec d2 cB | ABGE FD D2 |
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AEAB | cBcd efed | cAGE FD D2 ||
ABC
X: 4
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | B2 Bd dcAc | d2 cA AGGA |
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | BABd dcAc | dBcA AGGe ||
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fgaf gfeg | fdcA AGGe |
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fefg abag | fdcA AGGA |]
ABC
X: 5
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c | B2dB c2Ac | dBcA BGGA | B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c |\
B2dB c2Ac |1 dBcA BGGA :|2 dBcA BGGg || fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag |\
fdcA BGGg | fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag | fdcA BGG2 :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
G2G>B A>FF>A|G<EE>G B>cB>A|G2G>B A>FF>A|1 B2A>F G<EE>F:|2 B2A>F G<EE>e||
d>ef>d e2d>c|B>F (3FFF B<FB>c|d>ef>d e2d>c|B>AF>A G<EE>e|
d>ef>d e2d>c|B<FF>F B>FB>c|d>cd>e f2f>e|d>BA>F G<EE>F||
ABC
X: 7
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
c>Bc>d e2 e>d | c>AG>E F<D ||
ABC
X: 8
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
[2 f2 (bag f<de<c | d>Bc<A G2 ||
[2 f2 (3edc (3ded e>d | c<AG>E D2 ||
ABC
X: 9
T: Kitty Sheain's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F3A GE E2| FD D2 ABAG| F3D GE E2| A2 GE FD D2|
F3A GE E2| FDDF ABAG| F3A GEFG| A2 GE FD D2||
|:(3Bcd ec d2 ed| cAGE A3d| (3Bcd ec dfed| cAGE FD D2|
(3Bcd ec d2 ed| cAGE A3d| c2 cd e3d| cAGE ED D2||
# Added by JACKB .
ABC

Twenty-five comments

Callaghan’s/the Doon

This is "Callaghan’s / The Doon" as posted by Dow, but in an anti-social key [ for flute players, anyway ].

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Hmm, the B-part’s a bit different though isn’t it?

I think this is the one Kathleen Collins recorded(in D) as Private Ass and Cart, which was said in the sleeve notes to be a version of Callaghans.

Asociated with Kitty Cunningham of Donegal.

Private Ass And Cart

Posted by LH in a recent discussion thread:

X:135
T:Private Ass and Cart
R:reel
H:a version of “Callahan’s” - from Barrell Rafferty
N:follows #129 Mike Flynn’s
D:Mike and Mary Rafferty, the Old Fireside Music.
Z:Lesl
M:C|
Q:1/2=70
K:D
F~F2A GE~E2|FDDF ABAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDE|
F~F2D GE~E2|FDDF AzAG|F~F2D GE~E2|AzGE EDDz||
(3Bcd ec d2ed|cAGE ~A3z|(3Bcd ec dged|cAGE EDDz|
(3Bcd ec dzed|cAGE ~A3B|czcd e~e2d|cAGE EDDE||

And the Kathleen Collins version I found on the net:

X:1
T: Private Ass & Cart
S: Kathleen Collins
Z: transcribed by B.Black
N: a version of “Callahan’s”
Q: 350
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
F2 AF GE E2 | FADF ABAG | F2 AF GE E2 | ABGE FD D2 :|
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AE E2 | cdec d2 cB | ABGE FD D2 |
cdec d2 cB | AE E2 AEAB | cBcd efed | cAGE FD D2 ||

I also found this in the Irtrad archives, from O’Neill’s in a different key:

X: 1
T: Nellie O’Donovan
M: C|
L: 1/8
N: "collected by Cronin"
B: O’Neill’s 1394
Z: Transcribed by Bob Safranek
K: G
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | B2 Bd dcAc | d2 cA AGGA |
B2 Bd dcAc | BGGB d2 cA | BABd dcAc | dBcA AGGe ||
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fgaf gfeg | fdcA AGGe |
fgaf gfeg | fdcA Adde | fefg abag | fdcA AGGA |]

Just found another one. But: hornpipe?!
Maybe he meant fling… That would figure. It’d make a great fling. ‘c’ can you work your magic on this one?

X: 49
T:Gan Ainm
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Dermy Diamond, Belfast (fiddle)
R:Hornpipe
D:Session tape - Mullach, Clare 1985
Z:Bernie Stocks
K:G
B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c | B2dB c2Ac | dBcA BGGA | B2dB c2Ac | BGGB d3c |\
B2dB c2Ac |1 dBcA BGGA :|2 dBcA BGGg || fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag |\
fdcA BGGg | fgaf gefd | cAAB c3g | fgaf gbag | fdcA BGG2 :|

As a fling ~

Made you look, ‘c’ :-)

How about this:

X: 1
T: Private Ass & Cart
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: fling
K: Emaj
G2G>B A>FF>A|G<EE>G B>cB>A|G2G>B A>FF>A|1 B2A>F G<EE>F:|2 B2A>F G<EE>e||
d>ef>d e2d>c|B>F (3FFF B<FB>c|d>ef>d e2d>c|B>AF>A G<EE>e|
d>ef>d e2d>c|B<FF>F B>FB>c|d>cd>e f2f>e|d>BA>F G<EE>F||

Hey, not quite, it was this that made me look:

"Just found another one. But: hornpipe?!" ~ but you are the source. Now to check this out… ;-)

“Private Ass & Cart” ~ stepping down

It was only E Major because, I suspect, it was probably old tuning…

R: highland fling
K: D Major
|: D>E |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | F<DD>F A>BA>G |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | A2 G>E F<D :|
D>d |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A>E (3EEE A<EA>B |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A>GE>G F<DD>d |
c>de>c d2 c>B | A<EE>E A>EA>B |
c>Bc>d e2 e>d | c>AG>E F<D ||

It’s your notes, just transposed and me adding a lead-in and stacking them for bar comparison… While we’re at it, I’ll have a Long Island Ice Tea… :-)

I quite like it in E as posted in the original submission. Wonder what the source was…

Not a great key for flutes but nice for the EC - have you tried it on EC, ‘c’?

I think I’m going to play it in E. My reason being that the Doon/Callaghan’s is sometimes played in sessions I go to, and it most often appears in D, as opposed to G which is how I posted it. If I were to start Kitty Sheain’s in D, it’s likely everyone would just go ahead and play that B-part. In E, it’s more likely that the fiddlers would pick it up as a new tune.

by "that B-part" I meant "the B-part for the Doon/Callaghan’s". It made sense at time of writing…

I just did a quick google search, and it looks like the source for the original posting was probably Altan’s Runaway Sunday. I don’t have that album myself so I can’t confirm this. I dearly wish people would state their source(s) after posting a tune. It’s not much to ask, really. I wouldn’t necessarily expect anyone to do that in a session of course, since session playing is a one off spontaneous event, but posting abc on an internet database intended to be a reference for international users is kind of different.

Dow made me do it ~ :-/ 8-)

"Nellie O’Donovan’s Fling"
R: highland fling
K: G Major
|: G>A |
B2 d>B c2 A>c | B>G (3GGG d>B (3cBA |
B>Gd>B c2 (3ABc | d>Bc<A G2 :|
|: G>g |
f>ga>f g>ef>d | c>A (AAA c2 A>g |
[1 f2 (3agf g2 (3bag | f>dc<A B>G :|
[2 f2 (bag f<de<c | d>Bc<A G2 ||


"Private Ass and Cart"
R: highland fling
K: D Major
|: D>E |
F>D (3FGA G>E (3EEE | F<DD>F A2 A>G |
F2 F>A G>EE>G | A<FG>E D2 :|
|: A>d |
(3Bcd e>c d2 e>d | c<AG>E A2 A>d |
[1 (3Bcd (3edc d>fe>d | c<AG>E D2 :|
[2 f2 (3edc (3ded e>d | c<AG>E D2 ||

What B-part are you on about? I will, of course, do as you suggest… My eyes are glazing over ~ nope ~ they were already glazed over… "Master!"

I was on about the one you yourself posted a link to.

"Master?" :-O

I mean G

Not……

It’s certainly NOT "The Dance Of The Honeybees". Who’s the shmuck who put that in as a title ?

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Someone should write jiggyhobbit ~ who seems to be another one that does the dump-and-run, not leaving any comment. Well, we can only try. If there’s not, then maybe Jeremy will remove that alternate title? :-/

Done! Now we wait………