Batchelder’s reel

Also known as Batchelders.

There are 14 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Batchelder’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Batchelder's has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Batchelder's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
f2af efge|f2c2 c2=Bc|dcBA BAGF|EFGA Bcde|
f2af efge|f2c2 (3cdc =Bc|dcBA BAGF|EFGE F4:|
|:A2cA cAcA|B2dB dBdB|A2cA cAcA|BAGF EFGB|
A2cA cAcA|B2dB dBdB|Acfa bgeg|f2a2 f2c2:||
2
X: 2
T: Batchelder's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2|:g2bg fgaf|g2d2- d2=cd|edcB cBAG|1 FGAB cdef:|2 FGAF G4:|
|:B2dB dBdB|c2ec ecec|1 B2dB dBdB|cBAG FGAc :|2 Bdgb c'afa | g2b2 g4:||

Six comments

From New England Fiddler’s Repertoire.

This tune is also on JC’s database in F, together with a slightly different version in G and in 2/4, as follows:
M:2/4
L:1/16
K:G
d2|:g2bg fgaf|g2d2- d2=cd|edcB cBAG|1 FGAB cdef:|2 FGAF G4:|
|:B2dB dBdB|c2ec ecec|1 B2dB dBdB|cBAG FGAc :|2 Bdgb c’afa | g2b2 g4:||

Both versions in JC’s come with chords, which I’ve stripped out for the purposes of this posting.

Nice tune. It has more of a hornpipe feel to it than a reel.

Reel Or Hornpipe?

I don’t know about you but this tune definately sounds like it should be a hornpipe!!

Reel Or Hornpipe?

"I don’t know about you but this tune definately sounds like it should be a hornpipe!!"

It appears in Ryan’s /Cole’s as "Atlanta Hornpipe."