Superfly reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Superfly has been added to 155 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Superfly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:Bf ~f2 gfeg | f3 g fedf | e3 f edce | dBBA BAFA |
Bf ~f2 gfeg | f3 g fedf | e3 f edce | dBBA B2 BA :|
|: Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defd agfa | gfeg fedc |
Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defd agfa | gfeg fedc :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Superfly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edce | ed c/B/A BAFA |
Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edcd | ed c/B/A B2 BA :|
|: Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defB a2 fa | gfed ed c/B/A |
[1 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | defd gfed :|
[2 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | gfed ed c/B/A :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Superfly
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA BAFA|\
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA B4::\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4|\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4:|
ABC

Eight comments

SupaFly

A tune apparently by Kevin O’Neill. I heard it quite a lot in Folkworks this year, then learnt it from this video with Brian Finnegan, Ian Stephenson and Jim Goodwin (this tune starts at about 5:03): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k6_1B2WwwM

The transcription I wrote is not quite the same as what Brian plays in the vid, but rather what I play, seeing as I’m a fiddler more than a whistler.

I love the name, don’t you? :-)

Superfly

Great, great tune - but - Brilliant as he is, it’s not fair on the composer of a new tune to put up Brian Finnegan’s version as the first public transcription.

This is Kevins original version.

X: 1
T: Superfly
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Bmin
|:Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edce | ed c/B/A BAFA |
Bf ~f2 gfeg | f2 fg fedf | e2 ef edcd | ed c/B/A B2 BA :|
|: Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defB a2 fa | gfed ed c/B/A |
[1 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | defd gfed :|
[2 Bcde f2 Bc | defB g2 Bc | defa a2 Bc | gfed ed c/B/A :|

Superfly

Ignore the repeat sign on the 2nd timing of the 2nd part of course.

Superfly

Might the first part be a variation of this old chestnut?

X:1
T:An Dro
M:C
K:BMin
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA BAFA|\
bffe f3e|dfef d2B2|cded cBA2|BdcA B4::\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4|\
BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd cBBA|BdcB A2(A2|A)Bcd B4:|

Can’t hear the similarity myself

Actually, if you read my transcription, I did not put up Brian Finnegan’s version, I put up my own version! I just put up Brian’s version as the only video of it I could find. And hey, this is folk music, it changes!
Thanks for putting Kevin’s version up though.

Sorry Joe, but that makes it even more out of order as far as I’m concerned.