The Long Drop reel

By Richard Twomey

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Long Drop has been added to 40 tune sets.

The Long Drop has been added to 258 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
X: 1
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedg edBA|GEEE EDB,D|GG G2 BABc|dBeB dGBd|
gedg edBA|GEEE EDB,D|GGGA (3Bcd eg|dBAc BG (3Bcd:|
|:gBBA BBgB|BggB aged|cBcd e~eef|gdbg edBd|
gBBA BBgB|BggB aged|cBcd edge|dBAc BGG2]:|
2
X: 2
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:g2dg edBA|GEDE EDB,E|DEGA BABc|dBed dBef|
g2dg edBA|GEDE EDB,E|DEGA (3Bcd ed|dBAc BAGB:|
|:gBBA B2gB|B2gB agge|c2cd edeg|gaba agef|
gBBA B2gB|B2gB agge|c2cd efge|dBAc BAGB:|
3
X: 3
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedg edBA|G~E3 GEDE|~G3A B2Bc|dBeB dBAB|
gedg edBA|G~E3 GEDE|~G3A B2 ge|dBAc BGG2:|
|:gBBA B2gB|BBgb aged|cBcd ~e3f|g2bg agef|
gBBA B2gB|BBgb aged|cBcd e2ge|dBAc BGG2:|
4
X: 4
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedg edBA|GEE2 EDB,D|G2GA BABc|dBeB dBAd|
g2dg edBA|GEE2 EDB,D|GFGA Bdge|dBAc BGG2:|
|:gBBA B2gB|B2gB aged|cBcd edef|gdbg edBd|
gBBA BBgB|BBgB aged|c2cd efge|dBAc BGG2:|
5
X: 5
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedg edBA|GEE2 EDB,E|DEGA ~B3c|dBeB dBef|
gedg edBA|GEE2 EDB,E|DEGA ~B3c|dBAc BGG2:|
|:gBBA BBgB|BBgB aged|c2cd e2ef|g2bg agef|
gBBA B2gB|B2ab aged|cBcd efge|dBAc BGG2:|
6
X: 6
T: The Long Drop
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:gedg edBA|GE~E2 ~E3F|GFGA BABc|dBeB dB~B2|
gedg edBA|GE~E2 ~E3F|GFGA BABc|1 dBAc BGG2:|2 dBAc BGBd||
|:gBBA B2gB|Bg~g2 aged|~c3d edef|gabg egde|
gBBA B2gB|Bg~g2 aged|~c3d edef|1 gedc BGG2:|2 gabg egde||
# Added by zmoon .

Eight comments

According to the liner notes on In Good Company, the Long Drop was composed by Richard Twomey, a fiddler from Seattle, WA. Credit where credit is due….

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I asked Kevin Crawford why he tinkered with Richard’s setting of this tune, and he pointed a finger at Sean Smith, who was standing nearby. Sean looked back at us with suspicion, and wouldn’t admit to anything, so who knows. But if you want what is probably a better idea of what Richard Twomey originally had in mind for this tune, listen to Richard’s fellow North Westerners, Randal Bays and Joel Bernstein on "Pigtown Fling."

Re: The Long Drop

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The Long Drop, X:4

A fairly straightforward setting incorporating some bits from the other settings listed here.

The Long Drop, X:6

Transcribed by Lisa Danforth (of Colorado Springs) from the album *Pigtown Fling* by Randal Bays and Joel Bernstein (1996). This version is reportedly more faithful to the original.

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