The Elusive Otter reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Elusive Otter has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Elusive Otter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
Accc ecBA|BcBA FEFA|Eccc ecBA|1 fecB ABcB:|2 fecB ABce||
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|ABcd edcB|
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|_gfed cdcB|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Elusive Otter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
Accc ecBA|BcBA FEFA|Eccc ecBA|1 fecB ABcB:|2 fecB ABce||
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|ABcd edcB|
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|_gfed cdcB|
ABC
X: 3
T: The Elusive Otter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
Ac (3ccc ecBA|BcBA FEFA|Ec (3ccc ecBA|1 fecB ABcB:|2 fecB ABce||
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|ABcd edcB|
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|gfed cdcB||
ABC

Seven comments

Great reel

A very powerful reel from The Chair ! I don’t know who composed it…

Woot!

i luv this tune! thanks so much for posting!!!

Hello

Hi there. It was me! yes this was one of my few noodlings to have made out of Orkney alive. Thought I should post to say that the dots are a bit wrong. not sure how to fix it, but the last bar (quite importantly) runs down: G, F#, E, D, C#, D, C#, B, A. The G natural is my favourite note of the tune.

Cheers!
Bob

Fixed

I’m sorry, I had made my "custum version" (I liked the repetitive effect it produced)… But since you wrote it, your version is the right one ! (I love this "G nat" version as well…)
I fixed it, please tell me if now it corresponds to your tune !
(I changed the abc file, but I don’t know if the midi file will be changed…)

Now it looks like that :

X: 1
T: Elusive Otter, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
Accc ecBA|BcBA FEFA|Eccc ecBA|1 fecB ABcB:|2 fecB ABce||
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|ABcd edcB|
Aaaf ecef|Aaaf edcB|Aaaf ecef|_gfed cdcB|

Thanks for telling that !
Ulysse

… And sorry my English must be quite bad ! (I’m French)