Big Sea Ballad reel

Also known as White Horses In The Wind.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Big Sea Ballad has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Big Sea Ballad
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Jgf| Je8-|e2Bc{a/}dB{a/}dB|{c/}A8-|A4 {B}AG{A/}ED|EA3-A4-|A4JB4-|
AG{A/}GFE4-|E8|JB>JB A4-|A6|Jgf| Je8-|e2Bc{a/}dB{a/}dB|
{c/}A4 {B}AG{A/}ED|EA4JB3|AG2AE{A/}E3-|E4-E c{Bc}BG|A6GE|z6|
ef|f2Jg4{a/}ge|Ja6b/a/f|{a/}ge4-e3-|e2z4ef|{a/}fJg6Jb|a{b}a3Ja2{c'/}a2|
gfe6-|e2z2 eJ=fed2|Je4-e3c|JB4-B3Jc|A{c/}AGE-E4-|
E-E4Je2c|{a/}dcA4B/A/G|E6 Jc/B/A|{c/}A8:|
ef|{a/}fJg6a|Jg6-gJg-|g4e4-|e8|z8|
z3Jecdd2-|d{a/}d3cd3-|d3ce4-|e8-|e2(3cBAJA4-|A8|
X: 2
T: Big Sea Ballad
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Jgf|Je8-|!>!e2Bc{a}dB{a}dB|{c}A8-|A4 {B}AG{A}ED|EA3-A4-|A3zJB4-|
AG{A}GFE4-|E8|B{c}A3-A4-|A4z2Jgf| Je8-|!>!e2Bc{a}dB{a}dB|
{c}A4 {B}AG{A}ED|EA4JB3|AG2AE{A}E3-|E4-Ec{Bc}BG|A6GE|z6ef|
f2Jg4{a}ge|Ja6{c'}af|{a}ge4-e3-|!>!e2z4ef|{a}fJg6Jb|a{b}a3Ja2{c'}a2|
gfe6-|!>!e2z2 eJ=fed|Je4-!>!e3c|JB4-B3Jc|A{c}AGE-E4-|E4J!>!e3c|
{a}dcA4(3BAG|E6 J(3cBA|A8-|!>!A2z6|z8|z3z2Jgf2|
Je8-|eBc{a}dB{a}dB{c}A-|A3 {B}AG{A}EDE|A3-A2JB3-|!>!BA<GF<E-E3-|E6B{c}A-|
A8-|A4z2Jgf| Je3-e4c|{a}d3cJe3d/c/|A4 {B}AG{A}ED|
EA4JB{c}B/A/B/d/|B/{c}B/JBA/G/F/E/E4-|E6zB|{c}A8-|!>!A4z2ef|
f2Jg4{a}ge|Ja6 {c'}af|{a}ge4-e3-|e2z4ef|{a}fJg6Jb|{c'}a3{c'}a4g/f/|
e8-|e3 eJ=fedJe-|!>!e6cJB-|B6JcA/{c}A/|G/E/-E3-E4|
E3Je3{e}d/c/{a}d/c/|A4JBAG E-|E4 Jc2JcJc|B{c}A4-A3-|!>!!fermata!A8|
z6gf|Je8-|!>!e2Bc{a}dB{a}dB|{c}A8-|A4 {B}AG{A}ED|EA3-A4-|A4JB3-A|
G2{A}GFE4-|E4-E3B| {AB}A8|G/E/z2z3Jef|f2Jg4{a}ge|Ja6({c'}af|
{a}ge4-e3-|e2z3z2f|{a}fJg6Jb|aJa3{c'}a4|g/f/e4-e3-|e2z2 eJ=fed|
Je6d/c/JB|-B6Jc2|(3A{c}AGE6-|!>!Ez2Je2dc{a}d|cA4(3B/A/G/JE2-|E4 Jc2BA-|A8-|
A4ef{a}fJg-|g4{a}geJa2-|a4{c'}af{a}gf|e8-|e2z2ef{a}fJg-|g3Jb2{c'}ba2-|
a4{c'}g2fe-|e8|z2 eJ=fedJe2-|!>!e4cJB3-|B4Jc2A/{c}A/G|E8|
z2Je2dc{a}dc|A4{c}AGE2-|E3 Jc3JcB|A8-|!>!!fermata!A8|
z6ef|{a}fJg6a|Jg6-gJg-|g4e4-|!>!e8|z8|
z3Jecdd2-|d{a}d3cd3-|d3ce4-|e8-|e2(3cBAJA4-|!>!A8|

Two comments

Big Sea Ballad

A lovely slow air by Davy Spillane from the album Sea of Dreams. Note there are a lot of slides in the piece that don’t show up in the music but are notated as J. There are also many reverse slides for which I haven’t found a symbol yet.

Big Sea Ballad, X:2

A more complete version of the tune. There’s an ending that I haven’t yet transcribed that hits some very high notes and I think actually involves a change of whistle to Low F so I might not bother with transcribing that.