The Peeler’s Jacket reel

Also known as The Flannel Jacket, The Peller’s Jacket.

There are 41 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Duke Of Leinster (a few times), The Milliner’s Daughter (a few times) and Music In The Glen (a few times).

The Peeler’s Jacket has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Peeler's Jacket has been added to 396 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Peeler's Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BGAF|
G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BG~G2:|
|:gagf d2ef|gfga bgaf|gagf d2eg|fdcA BGBd|
gagf d2ef|gfga bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BG~G2:|2 fdcA BGAF||
X: 2
T: The Peeler's Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|G2 BG DGBG|FGAB (3ccc Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BGAF|
|G2 BG DGBG|FGAB c2 Bc|dggf d2eg|1 fdcA BGGF:|2 fdcA BGBd||
|:~g3 e d2 ef|(3ggg ga bgaf|gage d2 eg|fdcA BGBd|
|~g3 e d2 ef|~g3 a bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BGGe:|2 fdcA BGAF||
# Added .
X: 3
T: The Peeler's Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2 (3efg|fdcA dBcA|
G2BG DGBG|FGAB c2Bc|dggf d2 (3efg|fdcA BG G2:|
|:g3f d3e/f/|g3a bgaf|g3f d2 (3efg|fdcA dBcA|
g3f d3 e/f/|g3a bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BG~G2:|2 fdcA dBcA||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Peeler's Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GF |D2 BG DGBG |FGAB c2 Bc |defe dcde |fdcA BGAF |
D2 BG DGBG |FGAB c2 Bc |defe dcde |fdcA G2 ||
de |gfge d2 ef |gfga bgaf |gfge d2 eg |fdcA BG Gd |
gfge d2 ef |gfga bgaf |gbag fdde |fdcA G2|]
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 5
T: The Peeler's Jacket
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GABG EFGE|ABcA "(*)"DFAF|G2dg ecAG|FGAF DcBA|
GzBG EFGE|ABcA DFAF|G2dg ecAF|1"r"G3F G3D:|2"r"G3F G3B||
|:dedc Bcdg|(3efg ed ^cdef|g2gd ecAG|"(**)"FGAF DcBA|
GzBG EFGE|ABcA DFAF|G2dg ecAF|1 "r"G3F G3B:|2 G2BA G4||
"alternatives"
"(*)"FDFA "(**)"FGEF
# Added by cac .

Fourteen comments

A rousing session tune popular in sessions in my area of the UK, in Montana, and probably all places between. The version submitted is that from Henrik Norbeck’s collection, which is as close to what we play as makes no difference.

In 1829, Robert Peel, who was Home Secretary in the British Government Cabinet of the day, set up the London Metropolitan Police Force, the first properly organized police force in the world. Henceforth, policemen were often called "bobbies", after Robert Peel’s name, and also "peelers", but possibly less commonly.

The tune is sometimes known as "The Flannel Jacket".

trevor

Montana?! LOL ,:-}

I cant believe this tune hasnt been posted yet - its a really popular session tune everywhere (well oz and the UK and Ireland at anyrate)

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You betcha we play Peeler’s Jacket in Montana. The standard set we do for gigs is Boys of the Lough, Dunmore Lasses, Peeler’s Jacket. Seems like that’s how it ends up at our sessions, too, more often than not.

Bridie, there are LOTS of common tunes that haven’t been posted here yet…after all, we have to actually go to work some time…. :o)

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I think Trevor was having a bit of a dig at you Will!…

Actually Mark, Trevor and I emailed and talked about how basically identical our settings are, which never ceases to amaze me, thousands of miles apart and playing the same notes….

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A-ha, it’s all making sense :-)
I play a slightly different version, but then I’m thousands of miles from both of you…

Okay, so my first run through usually goes something like this:

T: Peeler’s Jacket, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|G2 BG DGBG|FGAB (3ccc Bc|dggf d2eg|fdcA BGAF|
|G2 BG DGBG|FGAB c2 Bc|dggf d2eg|1 fdcA BGGF:|2 fdcA BGBd||
|:~g3 e d2 ef|(3ggg ga bgaf|gage d2 eg|fdcA BGBd|
|~g3 e d2 ef|~g3 a bgaf|gbag fdeg|1 fdcA BGGe:|2 fdcA BGAF||

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The Peeler’s Jacket

A very nice version of this tune can be found on the album " The Slopes of Benbulben" by box player John Reagan.

Tab

Can anyone give me mandolin tab?

The Peeler’s Jacket, X:4

This setting (just slightly different) appears in The Petrie Collection of Irish Music, part II, ed. Charles Villiers Stanford (1905), p. 147, no. 584 as “The Flannel Jacket” (transcription AK/Fiddler’s Companion).

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The Peeler’s Jacket, X:5

This lovely setting is from the youtube performance of Tom McElvogue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alsxmrTizGk


Played on his Bb flute, the reel has an unhurried, almost languid feel that makes it the perfect follow-up to the beautiful slow air ‘An Cailin Rua’ which precedes it. Tom writes (p.c.): ‘My version of the Peeler’s Jacket is largely based upon how I remember it being played by a master musician called John Doonan (piccolo player from Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, UK.’ [My transcription is for the standard flute in D.]

Note that the structure of this youtube version of the Peeler’s Jacket is different (AABA) from the version McElvogue recorded on his CD, The Long Hard Road:

https://thesession.org/recordings/3829

(the CD is available at:
http://www.karentweed.com/product/tom-mcelvogue-paddy-kerr-the-long-hard-road-digital/)

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Re: The Peeler’s Jacket

Correction: X:5 is not the Peeler’s Jacket but Murphy’s Hornpipe. I’ll contact Jeremy to see if this mistake can be corrected.

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