McGreevy’s reel

Also known as Johnny’s Own, One Of Johnny’s Own.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

McGreevy's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: McGreevy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~G3 E DEGA | Bd ~d2 efge | ~d3 c BAGE | DGBG AE ~E2 |
~G3 E DEGA | Bd ~d2 efge | ~d3 c BAGE | DGBG AB G2 :|
~g3 a fd ~d2 | egdB ABdg | edBA GAB(d | {e}d)BGB A(E {F}E2) |
~g3 a fd ~d2 | egdB ABdg | edBA GAB(d | {e}d/c/d) AG EG G2 |
~g3 a fd ~d2 | egdB ABdg | edBA ~G3 (d | {e}d)BGB A(E {F}E2) |
~G3 E DEGA | Bd ~d2 efge | ~d3 c BAGE | DGBG AB G2 ||

Two comments

Fine music from a lesser-known master..

I found this beauty on a wonderful fiddle & flute LP simply titled "McGreevy & Cooley" (John & Seamus, respectively). It’s sadly out of print, but is available for download here:

Unfortunately, I was unable to surmise the tune’s authorship (I would assume it to be John McGreevy’s, but I can’t say for certain if that’s the case; If anybody knows, please post in this comments section!), but it’s a fine tune any way you slice it. They pair it on the recording with "Father Kelly’s" (it’s this one:

I’ll be posting their excellent setting in that comments section if it hasn’t been done already). As always, enjoy!

Re: McGreevy’s

Colm Gannon recorded a wonderful version of this on his "Rights Of Man" cd.