The Keelman’s Petition reel

Also known as Keelman’s Pertertion, The Keelman’s Pertertion, The Keelman’s Pertition.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Keelman's Petition has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Keelman's Petition
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|:c2 eg fddf|ecgc B2 GB|A2 GF EGfd|ef/g/ GB c2 C2:|
|:ef/g/ fe/d/ caac|Bggf ecBG|FaEg Dfgf|ef/g/ GB cGEC:|

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The Keelman’s Petition

A tune that was played at our last night’s session (held at the Ship Inn, Lower Park Row, Bristol, England).

I discovered subsequently that it’s from the William Vickers MS (1770) and that it has been recorded by Dave Swarbrick on his album: “It Suits Me Well”

I can’t find that particular recording listed on, so there’s a little task for someone to do … 😉

Also recorded by Alistair Anderson on his album “Corby Crag” (Topic Records - 1977)

I can’t find that particular recording listed on either …

… So another a little task for someone to do … 😉

Thanks Ben - you’re a star!

… just need another volunteer now to post the Dave Swarbrick recording details … 😉

Thank you, DaveL335 - it’s all down to the various odd spellings of the word “petition”.

I’ve added another alternate spelling of the title and the recording is now showing … 🙂

… but I also think that it’s also on Dave Swarbrick’s album: “It Suits Me Well” - so we still need someone to post the details of that.

It Suits Me Well is apparently a compilation album; I think all the material on it will be on recordings that are already posted.

Sorry, my above post is not quite correct, there is also some additional live material.

@DaveL335: If you have the details of the recording it would be useful to post it. 🙂

(Compilation albums are often easier to obtain than originals, so it’s useful to know that they acutally exist).

You can Google it just as easily as I can.