The Little Man With The Brown Shoes reel

By Billy McComiskey

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Little Man With The Brown Shoes has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Little Man With The Brown Shoes has been added to 25 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Little Man With The Brown Shoes
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 ef edBd|g2 ga (3gfe dB|G2 DE GBdB|AdBA GBAG|
A2 ef edBd|g2 ga g2 gf|edBd g2 ga|1 gedB BedB:|2 gedB GABd||
eaag abag|ed (3Bcd edgd|(3Bcd BA G2 (3Bcd|edgd ed (3Bcd|
eaag abag|efge d2 (3Bcd|edgd dBed|BG (3Bcd ed (3Bcd:|
# Added by Kenny .

Four comments

A great reel….

There was some recent discussion about the trio “Trian” and their 2 recordings. This is the very first tune on “Trian 2”, and hadn’t been posted yet. The sleeve notes say :
“The first reel, “The Little Man With The Brown Shoes”, is a composition of Billy [McComiskie]‘s. He wrote it in 1984 for his son, Patrick, who had just gotten his first pair of “grown-up” brown shoes.
A fine reel this, by any standards.
I can’t take credit for the transcription, which is yet another gratefully received from Malcolm Reavell, flute and sax player from Aberdeen.

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Asher Perkins

Here’s a clip of Finvarra’s Wren playing the tune. I think they take the endings a bit different than the transcription. Asher would have learned the tune from either from that same album or direct from Billy or Sean McComiskey,

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Small correction

BTW, on Trian II it sounds like the end the B part like this: | edge dBed | BG (3Bcd ed Bd :|

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Great tune, thanks for this one, Kenny.