John Stenson’s reel

Also known as John Stenson’s #2, John Stenson’s #2, John Stenson’s No 2, John Stenson’s No 2, John Stenson’s No. 2, John Stenson’s No. 2, John Stinson’s #2, Stenson’s, Stenson’s No. 2.

There are 35 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

John Stenson’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

John Stenson’s has been added to 13 tune sets.

John Stenson's has been added to 224 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFB|ABcA B2cf|eAcA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1cdBc A2cB:|2cdBc ABcd||
|:e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|e2cd edcA|BdcA BAFA|
e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|1cdBc ABcd:|2cdBc A2cB||
2
X: 2
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cB|:ABcA ~B2cB|ABcB {c}BAFB|ABcA ~B2cf|{f}ecAB AFAB|
ABcA ~B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1 cdBc A2cB:|2 cdBc A2cd||
|:{f}e2cd edcd|{f}e2cA BAFB|{f}e2cd edcA|{c}BABc BAFA|
{f}e2cd edcd|e2cA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1cdBc A2cd:|2 cdBc A2cB|
# Added by Mikea .
3
X: 3
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: cB |\
A2 cA B2 cB | A2 cA BAFB | ABcA BAcf | eAcA BAFB |
AB c/B/A B^ABc | ABcA B2 AF | Addc d2 ed | ceBc A2 :|
|: B/c/d |\
e2 cd eAcd | e/f/e cA BA F/G/A | e2 cd eAcA | B/c/d cA BAFA |
eAcd eacd | eAcA BAFA | d/d/d e/d/c dfaf | ceBc A2 :|
4
X: 4
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G |\
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | GABG ABce | d2 BG AGED |
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 ||
G |\
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGEG | d2 Bc d2 BG | AcBA GEBc |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 |]
5
X: 5
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFB|ABcA B2cd|e2cA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|d2dc dfed|1cABG AFEF:|2cABG AFEA||
|:e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|e2 cA e2 cA|B2 dB BAFA|
e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|d2dc dfed|cABG AFEF||
6
X: 6
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c |ABcA B2cB|ABcA BF F2|ABcA B3c |e2 cA BAFA|
ABcA B2cB|ABcA BAFA|(3Bcd dc dfed|1cABG A3B:|2cABG ABcd||
|:e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|e2 cA e2 cA|.B.B.Bc BAFA|
e2 cA e2 cA|e2 cA BAFA|(3Bcd dc dfed:|1 cABG ABcd :|2 cdBc A2cB||
# Added by JACKB .
7
X: 7
T: John Stenson's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: cB |\
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFB | ABcA B2 cf | edcA BAFB |
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc A2- :|
|: Ae |\
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | e2 cd edcA | B/c/d cA BAFA |
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc ~A2 :|

Eleven comments

This is the second John Stenson’s reels played by Kevin Burke on ‘If The Cap Fits’. He includes the two reels in a 3-tune set starting with a G-dorian setting of The Star of Munster.

John Stensons No.2

Another one from If the cap fits, still one of my favourite albums.
I already have all the tunes from this album noted in sheet music form, and to get used to ABC I am converting them all
Does anyone know who John Stenson is or was?
Good Luck.

Posted by .

Michael, The Stensons are relatives of Kevin Burke and live in Co. Sligo. John Stenson was a box player and Kevin learned the tune from him. I think the story (or part of it) is on the sleeve notes of one of KB

Rather similar to the American tune Sally Goodin.

You missed out bar 7 of the B-part, David.

John stenson’s 7th bar

hey,
anyone’s going to supply the missing 7th bar of the B-part?
mm

Posted by .

MM,
I play the 7th bar as d2dc dfed
Hope that helps!
~Kit

"John Stenson’s" ~ a few other ways & hopefully not lacking ~

|: cB |
A2 cA B2 cB | A2 cA BAFB | ABcA BAcf | eAcA BAFB |
AB (3cBA B^ABc | ABcA B2 AF | Addc d2 ed | ceBc A2 :|
|: (3Bcd |
e2 cd eAcd | (3efe cA BA (3FGA | e2 cd eAcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
eAcd eacd | eAcA BAFA | (3ddd (3edc dfaf | ceBc A2 :|

"John Stenson’s No. 2" ~ G single in memory, & a response

X: 2
T: unknown?
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | GABG ABce | d2 BG AGED |
GABG A2 BA | GABG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G ||
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGEG | d2 Bc d2 BG | AcBA GEBc |
d2 Bc d2 Bc | d2 BG AGED | c2 cB cedc | BGAF G3 G |]

? ~ Unknown tune in my head ~ was doing some mindless doodling with my bamboo flute when this tune kinda came out of my head. I know somewhere I’ve heard it but can’t remember where. It might possibly be a common contradance tune, but I really haven’t a clue and couldn’t find it with searches. Anyone know it?

(pardon my abc’s, I’m not used to writing them.)

Stephen Rapp

# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by StephenR

! ~ this is the key I would play this reel in, jim, FIDDLE4:

X:3
T:John Stenson’s
R:reel
D:Matt Molloy: Stony Steps
D:Kevin Burke: If the Cap Fits
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
|: cB |\
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFB | ABcA B2 cf | edcA BAFB |
ABcA B2 cB | ABcA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc A2- :|
|: Ae |\
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | e2 cd edcA | (3Bcd cA BAFA |
e2 cd edcd | e2 cA BAFA | d2 dc dfed | cdBc ~A2 :|

# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by FIDDLE4

X: 4 & X: 7 - John Stenson’s Reel

X: 4
# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by StephenR

X: 7
T: John Stenson’s Reel
D: Matt Molloy: Stony Steps
D: Kevin Burke: If the Cap Fits
# Posted on March 22nd 2008 by FIDDLE4
(- originally part of X: 4 - a meld created during a reboot & new programming for this site which moved all ABCs, whole and fragments, up to dots under ‘Settings’… Mea culpa! I continue to work on trying to clean up where it’s my fragments…)

# Two duplications rescued by ceolachan - March 22nd, 2008