The Gesto reel

Also known as Lady Georgina Campbell, Miss Georgina Campbell.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bulgarian Red (a few times), Captain Byng (a few times), Don Side (a few times), Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel (a few times) and Miss Ann Moir’s Birthday (a few times).

The Gesto has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Gesto has been added to 32 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Gesto
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA |: GEDE ~G2 Ge | dGBG AGEG | GEDE G2 Ge | [1dGBG ~A2BA :| [2dGBG ~A3f ||
gede g2 gb | agab ageg | gede g2 gb | agab ~g3a |
gede g2 gb | ~a3b ageg | gede gaba | gegB ~A2 ||
X: 2
T: The Gesto
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B | GEDE G2 Ge | dGBG dBA<B | GEDE G2 Ge | dGBG A/A/A A :|
f | gede g2 ga | agab agea | gede g2 gb | agab g/g/g ga |
gede g2 ga | agab agea | gdde gaba | gegB A/A/A A ||

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The Gesto Reel

This is a great old reel I remembered today. It appears is the Skye Collection as Lady Georgina Campbell.

X: 1
T: Lady Georgina Campbell
S: The Skye Collection, 1887
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: B | GEDE G2 Ge | dGBG dBA<B | GEDE G2 Ge | dGBG A/A/A A :|
f | gede g2 ga | agab agea | gede g2 gb | agab g/g/g ga |
gede g2 ga | agab agea | gdde gaba | gegB A/A/A A ||

It seems kind of strange for the last note of the tune to be A and not G. Is A the correct note? I’m guessing that the tune is ended in the first half or by hitting an G instead of an A to resolve it, according to the key signature?
I like this one
Kaylee

The Gesto Reel

A is the right note Kaylee, it’s just one of these non resolving tunes.

okay, thanks

Pronounciation

hi, I have another question about this tune, how have you heard it pronounced? Gesto, as in GUEST-oh, or Gesto as in JEST-oh?

The first one!

"GUES-to" it is, thanks