Fifty Five reel

Fifty Five has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Fifty Five
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
BEED E2EF | GBAG AFGA | BEED E2EF | GEFD E2FA |
BEED E2EF | GBAG AFGB | ADDC D2DE | FAGF AFGA |
BEED E2EF | GBAG AFGA | BdBA GFGA | BGFD E2FA |
BEED E2EF | GBAG BAGB | ADDC D2DE | FGAB AGFA |
BEED E2EF | GBAG AFGA | BdBA GFGB | AGFD E2GA |
Beed e2ef | geae gfeg | fddc d2de | fagf gfed |
Beed e2ef | geaf gefg | afge fded | Beed e2GA |
Beed e2ef | (3gee (3aee (3gee (3efg | fddc d2de | (3fed (3afd (3gfe (3fed |
Beed e2ef | (3gfe (3agf (3gfe (3efg | abag fBdf | gefd e4 |

Three comments

Is this really a different tune?

A couple of nights ago I was fishing around with the 5 note hook that starts each line of this reel, trying to think of what tune it went to, so that I could look it up here and play through it. I could not think of the title of the tune, and plugging the notes into the "advanced" tune search did not turn anything up, so I started noodling around until I came up with something that seemed satisfactory. I decided to name this "fifty five", because I came up with it the night before my 55th birthday, and because the hook has 5 notes.

If this is really some other tune, please correct me.

The first 4 bars are intended to be an introduction.

Rather than repeat the 8 bar "A" and "B" sections, I came up with slight variations to both sections.

This is the second tune that I have come up with. I forgot the first one that I came up with long ago. I don’t even know if this tune actually sounds Irish or not, but it was fun coming up with it.

Later on, scrolling through tunes that I have saved, I speculated that the 5 note opening hook is probably derived from "The Ashplant" reel.

Final ending

If the sections are played:

Intro, A, A, B, B, A, A, B, B

The second to the last bar of the final B section could also be played:

| (3aba (3age (3fBB (3Bdf |

In fact, it seems that there are as many ways to play the whole tune as one has time to play with it……

Final ending take 2

Last 2 bars of B section, last time through:

| (3aba (3age (3fBB (3Bdf | (3gfe (3fed e4 |