Tra Va Ruggit Creest reel

Also known as The Good Old Way, Manx Carol, Tra Va Creest Ruggit.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Tra Va Ruggit Creest has been added to 4 tune sets.

Tra Va Ruggit Creest has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Tra Va Ruggit Creest
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AG|E2 A2 AB c2|BA GA Bc d2|e3d ef g2|BA AG A2 AG|
E2 A2 AB c2|BA GA Bc d2|e3d ef g2|BA AG A2 cd|
e2 e2 e2 ge|e2 d2 d2 ed|c2 c2 c2 ec|c2 B2 B2 AB|
c2 A2 A2 Bc|d2 B2 B2 cd|e3d ef g2|BA AG A2||
2
X: 2
T: Tra Va Ruggit Creest
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:E2 A2 A3 c|BAGA Bcd2|efed cdef|gfge dcBA|
E2A2A3c|BAGA Bcd2|egfe dcBA|1 E2A2 ABAG:|2 E2A2ABcd||
|:e2ec e2ec|eddc d=fed|c2cA c2cA|cBBA BdcB|
cAEA cAEA|dBGB dBGB|egfe dcBA|1 E2A2 ABcd:|2 E2A2 ABAG||

Two comments

Tra Va Ruggit Creest

Manx christmas carol (title means ‘When Christ was Born’) which is also often played as a session tune. The Methodists also took the tune and turned it into the hymn ‘The Good Old Way.’ John Wesley visited the Island, and used a lot of secular Manx tunes as the basis for sacred hymns.

Tra Va Ruggit Creest, X:2

Here’s an approximation of The Good Old Way as played by Saul Bailey, transposed from the Bb/Eb box setting up to D/G to compare with Manxygirl’s setting. https://youtu.be/2tnyO5TUtLA

And here’s a very similar setting played by Andy Cutting with Leveret: https://youtu.be/w8cy1MyO7dU

There’s an off-beat pull accidental on the half-row in bar two of the B part, which could be skipped if it’s not available on your box.