McGreevy’s reel

By Johnny McGreevy

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

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

McGreevy’s has been added to 1 tune set.

McGreevy's has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
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||

Three 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:

http://ceolalainn.blogspot.com/

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:

https://thesession.org/tunes/6899

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.

Re: McGreevy’s

The back cover notes of ‘McGreevy & Cooley’ state the that McGreevy did compose this tune.

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