The Chopman reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Chopman has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: The Chopman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
E2 BE GEGe|E2 BG FDDF|E2 BE GABG|FAdA FDDF
E2 BE GEGe|E2 BG FDDF|E2 BE GABG|FAdA FDDF:|
EeeB GABG|EeeG FDDF|EeeB GABG|FAdA FDDF
EeeB GABG|EeeG FDDF|EeeB GABG|FAdA FDDF:|

Four comments

The Chopman

I found this in Harding’s Collection of Jigs and Reels. There have been several editions, each with a significant number of deletions and new additions. I’ve only seen the original edition on the internet. "The Chopman" comes from a later edition. It has a familiarity to it that is reminiscent of other reels I’ve heard and may very well be among the tunes already on The Session under another name. I’m a fingerstyle guitar player so, for my own use, I dropped it to Cm for an alternate tuning. I’d be very interested in learning of any other titles for it. I used to play a reel that was quite similar but I’ve forgotten both the tune and the name.

"The Chopman"/"The Man With the Money"

Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Sebastian. You’re right; quite similar. could make for a nice medley or variations on one or the other depending on which title one chooses.