Rolling In The Barrel reel

Also known as Roll In The Barrel, Roll Out The Barrel, Rolling In The Barrell.

There are 29 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Earl’s Chair (lots of times), The Morning Dew (lots of times), The Tap Room (a few times), Colonel McBain (a few times).

Rolling In The Barrel has been added to 406 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: EE~E2 BE~E2 | B2AF DEFD | EGFE BE~E2 | B2Ac BEED |
EE~E2 BE~E2 | B2AF DEFD | EGFE BE~E2 | B2Ac BE~E2 ||
e2 (3gfe bege | d2df aafd | e2ge bege | dBAc BE~E2 |
e2 (3gfe be (3gfe | d2df a2fd | efge fdeB | (3dcB Ac BE~E2 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: E2FE BEFE | B2AF DEFD | E2FE BEFE | B2AF FEED |
E2FE BEFE | B2AF DEFD | E2FE BEFE | B2AF FE~E2 ||
e2fe befe | d2df a2fd | e2fe befe | dBAF FE~E2 |
e2fe befe | d2df a2fd | efge fdec | dBAF FE~E2 :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,2|~A,2EA,2E2{F}E|DB,G,A,B,G,A,2|~A,2EA,2 ~E3|D=FEA,{B,}A,G, :||!
A2 {c}BA eA {c}BA| GFGBdcdB|1A2{c}BA eA{c}BA|
GED=FEA,{B,}A,G, :||2AB{c}BAB=cBA|GED=FE2DB,||
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ABC
X: 4
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB AF DEFD | E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB Ad BGAF |
E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB AF DEFD | E2{G}E2 B~E2B| (3BcB Ad BGAF ||
e2 (3gfe bege | d^cdf a2fd | e2ge bege | dBAc BE {G}ED |
e2 (3gfe be (3gfe | d^cdf a2fd | efge f~B3 | dBA c BE~E2 |
ABC
X: 5
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | B2 AF DE{F}ED | DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | B2 Ac BE{G}ED |
DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | dBAF DE{F}ED | DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | BdAc BE{G}ED |
e2 ge bege | d2 df a2 fd | e2 ge bege | dBAc BE{G}ED |
e2 ge bege | d2 df a2 fd | efge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED |
E2 BE dEBE | dBAF DE{F}ED | E2 BE dEBE | BdAc BE{G}ED |
E2 BE dEBE | dBAF DE{F}ED | afge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED :|
Bdef gfed | B2 AF DE{F}ED | (3Bcd ef gfec | dBAc BE{G}ED |
(3Bcd ef gfed | ABAF DE{F}ED | afge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED :|
ABC
X: 6
T: Rolling In The Barrel
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D|:"e"E2~E2BEE2|B2AF "D"DF AF|"e"E2~E2BEE2|"D"B2Ad BE ED|
"e"E2~E2BEE2|Bd AF "D"DF AF|E2~E2BEE2|Bd Ad "e"BE Ed|
e2fe be fe |"D"d2df a2af|"e"e2fe be fe|"D"dB AF "e"FE Ed|
e2fe be fe |"D"d2df a2af|"e"e {f}g fe "D"fd ec|dB AF "e"FE ED:|
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Sixteen comments

Speed

I usually like to play this tune a little slower than average session speed (I think it sounds best that way). The again, that’s just my opinion.

Simpler Version

|: E2FE BEFE | B2AF DEFD | E2FE BEFE | B2AF FEED |
E2FE BEFE | B2AF DEFD | E2FE BEFE | B2AF FE~E2 ||
e2fe befe | d2df a2fd | e2fe befe | dBAF FE~E2 |
e2fe befe | d2df a2fd | efge fdec | dBAF FE~E2 :|

This is what I play. Easier to play, but it still sounds nice.

Key

Should be E Dorian, right?

Gary, this is one of those murky tunes. Some people play it with hardly any c’s (natural or sharped), some people play it with c sharps, some with c nats, and some (myself included) shifting between the two depending on the phrase at hand. If it were me, I’d post it in E Dorian, with a c nat here and there as an accidental. But I wouldn’t argue against posting it as E minor. Of course, the A Dorian given in the original post doesn’t make sense to me—the tune clearly resolves to E.

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Something like lunasa’s version

this is a translation of my own from lunasa’s version. I agree with will Harmon, it seems to be in E Dorian and shifts beatifully between c sharp and natural and, more, between F sharp and natural.

T:rollin’ in the barrel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
A,2|~A,2EA,2E2{F}E|DB,G,A,B,G,A,2|~A,2EA,2 ~E3|D=FEA,{B,}A,G, :||!
A2 {c}BA eA {c}BA| GFGBdcdB|1A2{c}BA eA{c}BA|
GED=FEA,{B,}A,G, :||2AB{c}BAB=cBA|GED=FE2DB,||

% ABC2Win Version 2.1 17/3/2004

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Chords

Here’s a guitar chord progression I’ve been using on this tune. In standard guitar EADGBE tuning I play the Em up the neck 0-7-9-9-0-0.

Rolling in the Barrel

|: Em / / / / / / / | (D) / / / / / / / | Em / / / / / / / | C / / / Em / / / :|

|: Am / / / / / / / | D / / / / / / / | Em / / / / / / / | Am / / / Em / / / |
| Am / / / / / / / | D / / / / / / / | C / / / Em / / / | Am / / / Em / / / :|

Slight variation

Here’s the one I play. I call it Emin.

X:1
T: Rolling In The Barrel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
|: E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB AF DEFD | E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB Ad BGAF |
E2{G}E2 B~E2B | (3BcB AF DEFD | E2{G}E2 B~E2B| (3BcB Ad BGAF ||
e2 (3gfe bege | d^cdf a2fd | e2ge bege | dBAc BE {G}ED |
e2 (3gfe be (3gfe | d^cdf a2fd | efge f~B3 | dBA c BE~E2 |

I like the name of this tune, so full of the sound of a rolling barrrrel full of beer, with its promise of reveling! The tune’s has that sound in it too.

The second part, which sounds like a mere repetition at the octave of the first, tend to get on me nerves though.

On the 1959 recording by Paddy Canny et al it is cited as being from hs father pat (fiddle, flute) it is followed by In the Tap Room which is pretty similar and then The Earl’s Chair in D.

MaryMacnamara does the same set in Dmin, Dmin and C on Trad Music from E Clare and says they are from the classic 1959 LP ( also on Shanachie CD)

Does anybody have a transcription of Liz Caroll’s version? I can’t figure out what she’s doing but it doesn’t match this but at parts it does so I know it’s the same tune.

If you can’t figure out what she’s doing by ear, how do you hope to be able to play it?

Another weeeeeeeeeeird video by…

Borozo?

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Martin Hayes and Kevin Burke

They both do this tune at the end that sounds like a variation. However when the variation kicks in it is played as a double reel, instead of single like the rest of the tune. The A part resembles Drowsy Maggie, and the B part resembles Ruined Old Cottage in the Glen. Enjoy!

X: 1
T: Rolling In The Barrel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ador
DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | B2 AF DE{F}ED | DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | B2 Ac BE{G}ED |
DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | dBAF DE{F}ED | DE{G}ED BE{G}E2 | BdAc BE{G}ED |
e2 ge bege | d2 df a2 fd | e2 ge bege | dBAc BE{G}ED |
e2 ge bege | d2 df a2 fd | efge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED |
T: Kevin Burke and Martin Hayes final variation
|:\
E2 BE dEBE | dBAF DE{F}ED | E2 BE dEBE | BdAc BE{G}ED |
E2 BE dEBE | dBAF DE{F}ED | afge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED :|
|:\
Bdef gfed | B2 AF DE{F}ED | (3Bcd ef gfec | dBAc BE{G}ED |
(3Bcd ef gfed | ABAF DE{F}ED | afge fdec | dBAc BE{G}ED :|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8QWQ9ooBfo&feature=related