Curupira reel

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: Curupira
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|cAAA cAAA|dedc BAGB|cAAA cAAG|
EBAG AAAB|cAAA cAAA|dedc BABd|fedB AGEG|BAGA AAA:|
B|c3d edde|gedB AGAB|c3d edde|gedB AGAB|c3d edde|
gede aaab|aged edBA|1 GEGA AAA:|2 edBA GEG||"last time" AA6 ||
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X: 2
T: Curupira
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B|cAAA cAAB|dedc BAGB|cAAA cAAG|EBAG AAAB|
cAAA cAAB|dedc BABd|gedB AGEG|BAGA A2A:|
B|c2cd edde|gedB AGAB|~c3d edde|gedB AGAB|c2cd edde|
gede ~a3b|aged edBA|1 GEGA A3:|2 edBA G2A||

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Curupira Reel

Hi folks,
This is the first tune that i compose. It’s a piping tune inspired by the Brazilian Amazon tale of "Curupira" and of course in irish piping tradition (i hope this would not offend anyone).

I would like that other trad. musicians give it a try and to read their opinion, as this would help me on my learning.

Thanks for your patience!

About CURUPIRA:
Fantastic being that, according to the popular belief, lives in the forests and is the protector of the plants and of the animals. Told from the séc. XVI, the curupira is described like having the stature of a boy, dark skin and the feet upside down, or so, with the heels for front; his footprints deceive the hunters and rubber tappers, who are lost in the forests. The curupira also does the persons they were lost imitating human screams. Not to be bothered, the rubber tappers and hunters, adapting a native custom, they do offerings of rum and fumo.

The Curupira is a kind of genious of the forest. Looks like a boy of red hairs, but it has the hairy body, green teeth and his feet are turned: the heel ahead and the fingers backwards. It is him who takes care of the animals of the forest. They say that these mysterious noises that come from the forest are caused by him. Tolerate the hunters who hunt to eat, but it does not feel sorry for the wicked hunters, principally of what they kill cubs. When there sees a hunter who kills for pleasure, ill-treat so much him, me so much, that the poor thing, one does not die, he goes mad forever.

To protect the animals, he uses thousand tricks, trying to delude the hunter: screams, whistles, when they moaned. The hunter thinks that it is an animal or a bird and goes behind the Curupira. When it realizes, it is lost in the forest.

When a storm is approaching, the Curupira runs the whole forest and is hitting the trunks of the trees. So, he sees if they are strong to stand the gale. It is realized which some tree will be able to be knocked down by the wind, he warns the bicharada not to arrive near to her.

Cool animation about the Curupira:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2uvjgbcMtY

Nice tune. I think the f at the start of bar 7 is a typo.
Started to play a bit with this tune

B|cAAA cAAB|dedc BAGB|cAAA cAAG|EBAG AAAB|
cAAA cAAB|dedc BABd|gedB AGEG|BAGA A2A:|
B|c2cd edde|gedB AGAB|~c3d edde|gedB AGAB|c2cd edde|
gede ~a3b|aged edBA|1 GEGA A3:|2 edBA G2A||

Hi Urs,

The "F" is not a typo, but i appreciate your version as well. Thanks for your comments.

Best Regards.