Mrs Cole reel

By Turlough O’Carolan

Also known as Madame Cole, Mrs. Cole.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Mrs Cole appears in 1 other tune collection.

Mrs Cole has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Mrs Cole
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
c2 (3cBA e4|f2ed e2a2|g2e2 f2e2|d2cd e4|cdc2 cBe2|cdc2 cBe2|
A3A ^GABA|G2E2 E4|E2A2 A^GAB|c2G2 c4|d4 dcde|f2gf e4|
a2ed c2e2|dcBA G2E2|edce dc(3Bcd|c2B2 A4|EDCB, A,B,CD|E2 E,2 E,4:|
|:c2Bc A4|AGEG A3B|cBAG Bcd2|dcBA cde2|e2a2 a2g2|gedc d4|
dcde dede|a2A2 A4|cBcd cdcd|g2G2 G4|e2dc B2B2|dcBA G2E2|
edce dc(3Bcd|c2B2 A4|1 EDCB, A,B,CD|E2 E,2 E,4:|2 EDCE DCB,D|C2B,2 A,4||
X: 2
T: Mrs Cole
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
d2 d/c/B f2 f2|g2 fe f2 b2|a2f2 g2f2|e2de f4|
de d2 c2 f2|de d2 c2 f2|B3B ^ABcB|=A2F2 F4|
F2B2 B^ABc|d2 =A2 d4|e4 edef|g2ag f4|
b2fe d2f2|edcB A2F2|fedf edce|d2 cB B4||
|:d2 cd B2 B2|BAFA B3c|dcBA cde2|edcB def2|
f2b2 b2a2|afed e4|edef efef|b2B2 B4|
dcde dede|a2A2 A4|f2ed c2c2|edcB A2F2|
fedf edce|d2 cB B4|1 FEDF BFDE|F2 F2 F4:|
[2 FEDF EDGE|F2F2 B4||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

OK so this isn’t a Polka but it was the only way I could get the 2/4 time signature to come up. The tune is composed by Turlough O’Carolan and features on Garry Ó Briain’s album Carolan’s Dream.

I’ve entered it fairly unadorned but there are lots of opportunities for embellishment.

I see it is written as Mrs. Cole on some recordings (i.e. with the full stop) so it may not show up all recorded versions of it.

Also, apologies for the low notes but it was written by a harpist. You can just about hit them on a guitar, otherwise it’ll require a bit of transposing.