Paresis reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Paresis has been added to 16 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||
# Added by Zouki .

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!

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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.

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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?