The Long Drop reel

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Long Drop has been added to 23 tune sets.

The Long Drop has been added to 216 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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]:|
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:|
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:|

Four 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."

The Long Drop, X:3

This is a bit more of a flute-friendly version of this tune.