Maggie’s reel

Also known as The Three Sisters Reels #3, The Three Sisters Reels No. 3, The Three Sisters Reels, The Three Sisters.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Maggie’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

Maggie's has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Maggie's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: E2 G/F/E BEGE | D2 F/E/D ADFD | E2 G/F/E BEGA | B/c/d AF GEFD :|
E3 B BAFA | BAdA FADF | E3 B BAFA | BAdF GEFD |
E^DEB B2 F/G/A | BAdA F2 DF | E2 GE BEGA | B/c/d AF GEFD |]

Nine comments

“The Three Sisters Reels #3” ~ “Maggie’s Reel”

Here’s the last of the three reels known as "The Three Sisters". This is full of the familiar, both the A & B parts, but I’ll leave you to making those connections…

This is the sort of thing slainte enjoys. Where are you lad?

The second part reminds me of ‘The Morning Dew’; not sure of the first one.

And the A-part? 8-)

A little different, but maybe "Sean Frank’s" for the A part?

“Sean Frank’s Reel”

Submitted on May 25th 2001 by Jeremy.
https://thesession.org/tunes/102

Though the notation for this one is given as a single reel, the structure is that of a double, here’s the A-part for comparison, simplified by reducing the triplets ~

EF |\
GEBE GEBE | FDAD FDAD | GEBE GEBE | AGFG E2 |
GEBE GEBE | ABAG FD D2 | G2 GF GBdB | AGFG E2 ||

& the A-part of "Maggie’s Reel" simplified similarly ~

|: E2 GE BEGE | D2 FD ADFD | E2 GE BEGA | Bd AF GEFD :|

The three sisters is a great set. My problem is I have played all in other versions before (Monymusk, Drowsie Maggie, Sean Frank) and so I mix up all these versions and make another one ….