The Maple Leaf reel

There are 17 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Maple Leaf has been added to 192 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Maple Leaf
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E (3EEE F GE (3EEE|B2AB AGED|EDEF GFGA|B2dB AGED|
E (3EEE F GE (3EEE|B2AB AGED|Beed BA (3AAA|B2AB AGED:|
|:Beed efg2|Beed edBA|Beed efge|a2eg fedA|
Beed efg2|Beed edB2|a2eg fedA|B2AB AGED:|
# Added by SPeak .
X: 2
T: The Maple Leaf
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: "Em" E2 EF GE~E2 | "G" B2AB "Am" AGED | "Em" E2EF GFGA| "G" B2dB "Am"AGED |
"Em" E2 EF GE~E2 | "G" B2AB "Am" AGED | "Em" Be ~e2 "G" BAGB | "Am" =cABG "C"AGED :|
|: "Em" Be ~e2 eg ~g2|"Em" Be ~e2 edBA |"Em" Be ~e2 eg ~g2| "D" ~a3 e "Bm"fedA |
"Em" Be ~e2 eg ~g2|"Em" Be ~e2 edBA | "Am" ae~e2 "Bm" fedB |"Am" =cABG "C"AGED :|
X: 3
T: The Maple Leaf
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2 EF GE E2 | B2 AB AGED | E2 EF GFGA | BddB cBAG |
(3EFG FA GE E2 | B2 AB AGED | Be ~e2 BAGB| c2 Bc AGED :||
Beed efge | Beef edBA | Beed ef g2 | a2 ge fdBA |
Beed efge | Beef ed B2 | a2 ge fd B2 | c2 Bc AGED :||

Eight comments

You can add a real swing to this tune.

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Maple Leaf

Composed by Dublin whistle player Darach de Brun.
Quite often paired with "The Man Of Aran" - another of his compositions. The two tunes were recorded by the late (and much missed) Donncha O’Brien.

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"The Maple Leaf was composed in 1976 for my own wedding. I had my reception in the Maples Hotel, Dublin, hence the name."
- Darach de Brun

The Maple Leaf

These tunes have been written with the wrong key signature! It should be E minor, ie with one sharp. Two sharps would be B minor.
The second version has the C# marked with a natural sign which of course wouldn’t be required with the correct key signature, and the third version I’m sure isn’t played with C#s, eg bars 4 and 8.

You’re absolutely right fiddler71. I did miss the key signature. Thanks it’s corrected now.