Paresis reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Paresis has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Paresis
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
B2g2g2 ga|bga^f gdBG|F2f2f2 fg|afg=e fcAF|
B2g2g2 ga|bga^f g2de|f2fe cAGF|DGGA G2z2||
B2g2g2 ga|bga^f gdBG|CFA,F CFA,F|f=efg afcF|
B2g2g2 ga|bga^f g2de|f=efd cAGF|DGGA G2z2||

Three comments


This is another weirdly-titled tune from “Harding’s 200”. It sounds to me very close to a number of other tunes (e.g. “Eileen Curran”) so there’s doubtless a “real” name for it out there somewhere!

This tune is often played right after Tullochgorum (with the variations) down in Cape Breton, and seems to be quite well known in Cape Breton.

Re: Paresis

This same reel (but in C / Am) is included in the Robbins Collection, #40, of 200 Reels, Jigs and Country Dances, apparently published in NY in 1933. I’m wondering if this collection is related to Hardings earlier collection of 200?