The Foggy Dew reel

Also known as The Foggy Dew March, The Old Foggy Dew.

There are 36 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Foggy Dew has been added to 123 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Foggy Dew
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
EF |: G2GA B2gf | e2dB A2GA | BA BG EG FA |1 G6EF :|2 G6ef ||
g2gfe2fg | ag fed2B^d | e3f gf e^d | e6EF |
G2GA B2gf | e2dB A2GA | BA BG EG FA | G6 |]
ABC
X: 2
T: The Foggy Dew
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: EF |G2 GA B2 gf | e2 dB A2 GA | BA BG EG FA | G2 GF G2 :|
ef |g2 gf e2 fg | ag fe d2 Bd | e2 ef gf ed | e2 ef e2 EF |
G2 GA B2 gf | e2 dB A2 GA | BA BG EG FA | G2 GF G2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: The Foggy Dew
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
M: 2/4
|: E/F/ |GG/A/ Bg/f/ | ed/B/ AG/A/ | B/A/B/G/ E/G/F/A/ | GG/F/ G :|
e/f/ |gg/f/ ef/g/ | a/g/f/e/ dB/d/ | ee/f/ g/f/e/d/ | ee/f/ eE/F/ |
GG/A/ Bg/f/ | ed/B/ AG/A/ | B/A/B/G/ E/G/F/A/ | GG/F/ G |]
ABC
X: 4
T: The Foggy Dew
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (EF) |G2 GA B2 g>f | e2 dB A2 G>A | B>AB>G E>GFA | G2 GF G2 :|
|: ef |(g2 g)f e2 f>g | a>g f>e d2 Bd | e2 e>f g>fe>d |[1 e3 d e2 ef :|[2 e3 d e2 |]
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Ten comments

The foggy dew

I play this tune as a slow air.

A reel??

… I never heard of the foggy dew being played as a reel..
ha. this is like Spancil Hill being played as a jig
.. oh my!

The Foggy Dew

I have always heard this tune played as a march.
Marches were/are an essential part of the repertoire of ceili bands.

wounded hussar - that’s another Foggy Dew. In fact, that’s the tune I’ve heard the Foggy Dew sung to.

I’ve heard Falkbeer’s tune as a song air before, but with different words.

Foggy Dew March

I have to agree ith Wounded Hussar that his link leads to the tune most musicians recognise as The Foggy Dew. It’s also the one so pasionately sung by the late Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.

This is a slow air, the title tune of Eugene O’Donnell’s The Foggy Dew, on Green Linnet in 1988.

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X: 2 ~ “The ‘Old’ Foggy Dew” (2/4 to 4/4 with corrections) ~ Duplication - back from the future

# Added by fluther - March 7th, 2011
~ /tunes/11105

Original transcription:

M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: EF G2 | GA B2 | gf e2 | dB A2 | GA BA | BG EG | FA G2 | GF G2 :|
ef g2 | gf e2 | fg ag | fe d2 | Bd e2 | ef gf | ed e2 |ef e2 |
EF G2 | GA B2 | gf e2 | dB A2 | GA BA | BG EG | FA G2 | GF G2 |]

& Comments:

Here’s a tune I picked up aged 7 in the Comhaltas in Wicklow Town. I couldn’t find it on the site, so here it is. I can’t see the connection to it’s more popular relation, though…

# Posted by fluther - March 7th, 2011

* Dubliners song building up and tearing england down

sounds like the melody in the dubliners song building up and tearing england down

# Posted by thom c - March 8th, 2011

Yes, similar melody, but "Off to California" is used in that song as well (see YouTube version), so I’d wager they got it from this…

# Posted by fluther - March 19th, 2011

* Foggy Dew

Eugene O’Donnell’s version on this album http://www.thesession.org/recordings/display/1508 is quite like yours.

# Posted by Boots MacAllen - March 19th, 2011

Yeah, sounds the exact same alright

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eglm6DN0cRc


# Posted by fluther - March 30th, 2013

X: 3 ~ “The ‘Old’ Foggy Dew” ~ Duplication, 2/4 - with bar placement corrected

# Added by fluther - March 7th, 2011
~ /tunes/11105

X: 4 ~ “The Foggy Dew” - Joe McKenna version ~ a stray ;-)

N: "Moderate" "2nd Setting"
S: Joe McKenna
Z: Transcribed by Manuel Novo

# Posted by Manu Novo - April 22nd, 2011 ( in comments for the 3/4 waltz )