First And Last reel

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Two settings

X: 1
T: First And Last
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2 FD FAdA | BAdA BAdA | D2 FD FAdf | gfeg fedB |
D2 FD FAdA | BAdA BAdf | g2 ge f2 fd | fgfe B2 A2 :|
|: d2 fd Adfa | gefd edbc | d2 fd Adfa | gAfA eAfA |
d2 fd e2 ge | f2 af g2 bg | agfa gfeg | fedc d4 :|
X: 2
T: First And Last
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: D2FD FAdA | BAdA BAFA | D2FD FAdf | gfeg fece |
D2FD FAdA | BAdA Bcdf | g2ge f2fd |1 fgfe BAFA :|2 fgfe BABc ||
|| d2fd Adfa | gefd edBc | d2fd Adfa | gAfA eAfA |
d2fd Adfa | gefd edef | g2ge f2fd | fgfe BABc ||
|| d2fd Adfa | gefd egfe | d2fd Adfa | aAgA fAeA |
d2fd e2ge | f2af g2bg | agfa gfeg | fedc dBAF ||

Six comments

First and Last

Picked up this tune at a local session. I really liked the sort of drive it picks up in the 2nd measure with the high d’s on the off beats. Don’t know much about the origin.

I would say that it’s a very, very old tune. It might even have been composed as long ago as the 21st century. Some ethnomusicologists have compared the part endings with other, very similar tunes, and claim that it might have been written some time after the New Year, 2010 - perhaps even in the month of January.

Did you write it, Dow, and you’re just not letting on?

Nah I always ‘fess up to mine

~

Shouldn’t the last measure of the A part go like this?
fgfe B2 A2 :|

First and Last

Just gave this one a little bit of a go ‘round and ended up somewhere near here-

X: 1
T: First And Last
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Q: 300
R: reel
K: Dmaj
|: D2FD FAdA | BAdA BAFA | D2FD FAdf | gfeg fece |
D2FD FAdA | BAdA Bcdf | g2ge f2fd |1 fgfe BAFA :|2 fgfe BABc ||
|| d2fd Adfa | gefd edBc | d2fd Adfa | gAfA eAfA |
d2fd Adfa | gefd edef | g2ge f2fd | fgfe BABc ||
|| d2fd Adfa | gefd egfe | d2fd Adfa | aAgA fAeA |
d2fd e2ge | f2af g2bg | agfa gfeg | fedc dBAF ||

A bit more of a barndance that way, but still good fun!