Soft Horse reel

By Phil Cunningham

Also known as The Soft Horse.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Soft Horse has been added to 3 tune sets.

Soft Horse has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Soft Horse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFED CA,B,C|
D2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFEG FDD2:|
|:BF(3FFF Bcdc|BG(3GGG BcdB|cA(3AAA e(3eeec|Aced cAGE|
D2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFEG FDD2:|
# Added by Larke .
2
X: 2
T: Soft Horse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:D2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFED cABc|
d2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFEG FDD2:|
|:BF F2 Bcdc|BG G2 BcdB|cA A2 e3c|Aced cAGE|
D2AG FGAF|E2ed cABc|dBBA BdAF|GFEG FDD2:|
# Added by JACKB .
3
X: 3
T: Soft Horse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|D2 AE FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|GE (3FED B,DA,B,|
D2 AE FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|1 GFEF D2 FE:|2 GFEF D2 FA||
BF~F2 Bcdc|BG~G2 BcdB|cA~A2 cdeA|^GBed cA=GE|
D2 AE FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|1 GFEF D2 FA:|2 GFEF D2 FE||
# Added by protz .
4
X: 4
T: Soft Horse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|dF~F2 FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|GFED EDCE|
~F3A FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|EDCE DEFA:|
BF~F2 Bcdc|BG~G2 BcdB|cA~A2 efed|cded cABc|
dF~F2 FEDF|Eee^d e=dBc|dA~A2 BdAF|EDCE DEFA:|
# Added by protz .
5
X: 5
T: Soft Horse
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:{a}gf|1 {g}eB{gBeBG}B2 {g}ef{a}gf|{g}e=c{gcecA}c2 {g}ef{a}ge|{g}fd{gdedG}d2 {g}fd{gdedG}d2|{g}fa{g}af af{g}dB|
[2,3 {g}eB{gBeBG}B2 {g}ef{a}gf|{g}e=c{gcecA}c2 {g}ef{a}ge|{g}fd{e}dc {gdedG}d2cd|{g}ceag {g}fd{g}=cA ]|
[4 {g}eB{gBeBG}B2 {g}eB{gBeBG}B2|{g}e=c{gcecA}c2 {g}e^c{gcecG}c2|{g}ed{gdedG}d2 {g}fd{gdedG}d2|{g}ceag {g}fd{g}=cA ]|
{g}G{d}GdG {g}BA{g}GB|{GAG}Aa{g}ag agef|{a}gd{gdedG}d2 {g}ef{a}ge|{g}dB{g}AB {g}G{d}G:|
|:{g}BA|{g}Gd{gdedG}d2 {g}BA{g}GB|{GAG}Aa{g}ag agef|{a}gd{gdedG}d2 {g}ef{a}ge|{g}dB{gBeBG}B2 A=cBA|
{g}Gd{gdedG}d2 {g}BA{g}GB|{GAG}Aa{g}ag agef|{a}gd{gdedG}d2 {g}ef{a}ge|{g}dB{g}AB {g}G{d}G:|

Five comments

I wonder…..

… do you know what the title refers to ?

Posted by .

I know of one story…

It involves a very bad night for Phil’s brother Johnny after he’d had food poisoning. In the morning, finally appearing from the bathroom, Johnny announces, "I feel like I’ve just released a soft horse."

I have no idea where I got the story and it could be part of the mythology that was Johnny Cunningham. But it makes for a great reel.