Lily Of The Valley reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lily Of The Valley has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Lily Of The Valley
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBG|AdcA AGGF|
G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBG |1 AdcA AGGF:|2 AdcA AGGB||
|:cdec BcdB|ABAG EAAG|EAAB cdec|
Bdgd BG ~G2|[M:2/4] DGGB:|[M:4/4]cdeB cdeA|
BcdA BcdB|cdeB cd e2|e=fed cAAB|
cdeB cdec|Bdgd BGAB|c3 A B3 G|[M:2/4]AGFA|]

Four comments

Caoimhín Polishes Yet Another Gem by Peadar Ó Riada…

I picked up this strange/beautiful tune from Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s newest CD "Deadly Buzz". It’s a crooked little wonder from the splendidly musical imagination of Peadar Ó Riada. The transcription was a bit tricky, since the "B" part is a repeated four and a half bars long, and the "C" part is seven and a half. Changing the time signature for the last measure of the offending sections to 2/4 was the best solution I could come up with, but I’m certainly open to suggestions (as long as you present them before the conversion to dots!). At any rate, enjoy!

Jay

So my suggestion is this, although it makes the final part 7 bars long. Kind of hard to pinpoint the accents!

Excellent transcription though, well done :)

X:1
T: Lily Of The Valley
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj
|:G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBd|cAFG AGGF|
G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBd|1 cAFG AGGF:|2 cAFG AGGB|
|:cdec BcdB|ABAG EAAG|EAAB cdec|[M:3/2]Bdgd BG ~G2 DGGB:|
[M:4/4]cdeB cdeA|BcdA BcdB|cdeB cd e2|e=fed cAAB|
cdeB cdec|Bdgd BGAB|[M:3/2]c3 A B3 G AGFA|]

Here’s your suggestion, evened out a little, removing the excess bar lines.

X:1
T: Lily Of The Valley
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K:Gmaj
|:G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBd|cAFG AGGF|
G2 BG DGBG|AGFA cAFA|G2 AG DGBd|1 cAFG AGGF:|2cAFG AGGB|
|:cdec BcdB|ABAG EAAG|EAAB cdec|Bdgd BG ~G2|[M:2/4] DGGB:|
[M:4/4]cdeB cdeA|BcdA BcdB|cdeB cd e2|e=fed cAAB|
cdeB cdec|Bdgd BGAB|c3 A B3 G|[M:2/4]AGFA|]

WHOOPS! Error in ABC’s…

Man, I must have been daydreaming on this one; I think put a measure from a completely different tune in the ABC’s for this one (in fairness, I think it comes from the tune before this one on the CD. It is also a Peadar O’Riada tune, a fling called "The Hopstores", and is very much in the same key / style. That’s my excuse, anyway!). The offending notes are in measures 7 & 8. It SHOULD go like so:

G2 AG DGBG |1 AdcA AGGF:|2 AdcA AGGB||

I’ve edited the ABC’s, but unfortunately the conversion to dots has already taken place. My sincerest apologies to anybody this error has screwed up…unless you were already screwed up beforehand; in that case I’m off the hook! ;-)

-Jay

WHOOPS! (Slight Return)

…The same goes for measures 3 & 4, also…