Watchmaker’s Cloth reel

Also known as The Watchmaker’s Cloth.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Watchmaker's Cloth has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Watchmaker's Cloth
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
d3B G2FD|CFDC B,DG,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdgf |
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC CB,G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB c3g|
gfdc dcBA|BG (3GGF GFDC|B,D (3G,G,G, B,DFD|F/F/GBd cdgf|
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC (3B,B,B, G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdfd||
|:fg2 g2 fdB|cBcd cBGF|G3 g2 fdc| c2cB cdfa |
fg2 g2 fdB|cBcd cBG2|zbaf gfd2|1 gfdc cdfd:|2 gfdc cdgf||
# Added by bobbi .

Eleven comments

Watchmaker’s Cloth

Thanks so much to Dominique’s help, this is in abc now. The only thing is it is in Bb and that wasn’t an option. The B part is in Gm so I chose that. It should also link up with Beo - Live by Slide. It is from that album.

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The Watchmaker’s Cloth

Also, This was composed by Daire Bracken.

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It’s probably the ‘mystery of the apostrophe’ again… ๐Ÿ˜‰

The links are now made…

Beo - Live by Slide ~ it would be great to have some comment?

https://thesession.org/recordings/3802

If you’re at all familiar with the recording. Whoever originally submitted it left nothing more… ๐Ÿ™

Better arrangement

It’s a common notation standard not to write note values across the beat. Ties should be used to keep notes appropriately grouped together. Also since there are no E notes in the tune it is better not to mark it flat in the key signature.

X: 1
T: Watchmaker’s Cloth
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gdor
d3B G2FD | CFDC B,DG,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdgf |
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC CB,G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB c3g|
gfdc dcBA|BG (3GGF GFDC|B,D (3G,G,G, B,DFD|F/F/GBd cdgf|
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC (3B,B,B, G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdfd||
|:f g2 (g g)fdB|cBcd cBGF|G3 (g g)fdc| c2cB cdfa |
fg2 (g g)fdB|cBcd cBG2|zbaf gfd2|1gfdc cdfd:|2gfdc cdgf||

One more correction

Also it’s better to have all triplets grouped separately, including the pseudo triplet in bar 12.

X: 1
T: Watchmaker’s Cloth
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gdor
d3B G2FD | CFDC B,DG,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdgf |
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC CB,G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB c3g|
gfdc dcBA|BG (3GGF GFDC|B,D (3G,G,G, B,DFD|F/F/G Bd cdgf|
dB (3BBB GBFD|CFDC (3B,B,B, G,A,|B,3D FDFG|BcdB cdfd||
|:f g2 (g g)fdB|cBcd cBGF|G3 (g g)fdc| c2cB cdfa |
fg2 (g g)fdB|cBcd cBG2|zbaf gfd2|1gfdc cdfd:|2gfdc cdgf||

Brackets are generally used to mark phrasing in ABC. For ties you use a hyphen.

Whew! Rather you two than me… ๐Ÿ˜€

Ties

I’ve always wondered why I see the hyphen sometimes. So, would you use parenthesis for slurs then? if you were writing classical violin music.