The Longford Collector reel

Also known as Langford Collector, The Longford Beggarman, Longford Collector, The Longford Rent Collector, Longfort Collector, The Longfort Collector, The Man From Longford.

There are 48 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tarbolton (lots of times), The Sailor’s Bonnet (lots of times), The Ships Are Sailing (a few times), The Donegal (a few times), Music In The Glen (a few times).

The Longford Collector has been added to 365 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Longford Collector
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3A Bcdg|e~B3 eBdB|~G3A B2dB|ABBA GEDE|
~G3A Bcdg|e~B3 d2ef|~g3f gedB|ABBA GEDE|
G3A Bcdg|e~B3 eBdB|~G3A B2dB|ABBA GEDE|
~G3A Bcdg|e~B3 d2ef|~g3f gedB|ABBA GEED||
~g3f gedg|e~B3 d2ef|~g2gf gedB|ABBA GEED|
~g3f gedg|e~B3 d2ef|gbaf gedB|ABBA GEED|
~g2gf gedg|e~B3 d2ef|~g3g gedB|ABBA GEED|
~g3f gedg|e~B3 d2ef|gbaf gedB|ABBA GEDE||
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X: 2
T: The Longford Collector
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|G3A Bcdg|eB B2 eBdB|G3A B2dB|AcBA GEDE|
G3A BABd|eB B2 d2ef|gbaf gedB|AcBA GEDE|
GFGA BABd|eB B2 eBdB|G3A BcdB|AcBA GEDE|
G3A Bcdg|eB B2 d2ef|g3f gedB|AcBA GEED||
|g3f gedg|eB B2 d2ef|g2af gedB|AcBA GEDE|
g3f gedg|eB B2 d2ef|gbaf gedB|AcBA GE D2|
gfga gedg|eB B2 d2 ef|gbaf gedB|AcBA GEDE|
g3f gedg|eB B2 d2 ef|gbaf gedB|AcBA GE D2||
# Added by JACKB .
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Six comments

This is the 2nd tune in the "Tarbolton Set" Mighty on its own as well.

The Longford Collector

Thanks so much for posting this BMaloney-the tune’s been driving me mad since I heard Michael Glynn play it at the Jindabyne Fleadh a couple of weeks back here in Oz.I had been doing the advanced search thing trying the notes in my head and getting nowhere until I was looking at the comments for the Tarbolton.
Cheers
Gerry

Seamus egan version

anyone got the notes for wacky variation Seamus Egan plays on the Brothers McMullen soundtrack?

A tax collector? A song collector? Perhaps that’s the one tune he went away without!

Title:

Supposedly changed from ‘beggarman’ to ‘collector’ by Michael Coleman so as not to offend people from Longford.

Title

Brad Moloney posted this reel here 11 years ago. Somebody changed the title to "Dwyer’s" with no justification at all, and the links disappeared from recordings such as Michael Coleman’s, Martin Byrnes, and the "Dubliners". I tracked it down, and I’ve put it back to its’ original. If someone has a reason for naming this tune anything other than "The Longford Collector", or the variants listed along with it above, then say so here for discussion, but please don’t do it without offering any reason. I also noticed the same thing where "Rolling In The Barrel" had been changed to "Farewell To Ireland".

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