The Sea Invocation reel

Also known as Geay Jeh’n Aer.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Sea Invocation has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Sea Invocation
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B3A B2 B>A | B2 B>A G2 F2 | G4 G3A | B2 E2 E4 | e4 B3A | G2 E2 E4|
G2 A2 B3A | B2 B>A G2 F2 | G4 G3A | B2 E2 E4 | e4 B3A | G2 E2 E4|
G2 A2 B3A | B2 B>A G2 F2 | G2 B2 e3B | B2 A2 G2 F2
B3A B3A | B2 B>A G2 F2 | G4 G3A | B2 E2 E4 | e4 B3A | G2 E2 E4||

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The Sea Invocation

This slow air was collected in the first part of the twentieth century by Mona Douglas. She notated the tune and song from Mrs. Shimmin of Peel, who said that the song was intended as a good luck wish that women would sing to their husbands’, who were away fishing. The chorus has the repeated line ‘ho ro a ree a ro’ which is similar to many Scottish songs, and particularly waulking songs.