Put On The Steam reel

Also known as McLaren.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Put On The Steam has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Put On The Steam
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
|A/A/A AB cBAc|BGDC B,A,G,A|EAcB Acea|1 gedB A2A2:|2 gedB A/A/A Ad||
eaga egdA|Bddd BGGB|eaga egdg|ecdB A/A/A A2|
eaga egdA|B[dg][dg][dg] BGGB|ABcA Bcdg|ecdB A2A2||
2
X: 2
T: Put On The Steam
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
G|EAAB cBAc|BGDC B,A,G,B,|A,AcB Acea|gedB cAA:|
K:A
B|Aaga eaca|B=gdg B=GGB|A(aga) eaca|=gedB =cAAB|
A(aga) eaca|B=gdg B=GGB|AB=cA Bcdf|{f}=gedB =cAA||

Two comments

Put On The Steam

Very cool Aminor reel learned from the playing of Alex Francis MacKay on A Lifelong Home.

MacKay does a shuffley chord thing in bars 2 and 6 of the B part that I’ve shown only once so you can hear it both ways in the ABC.

Second Setting

This setting appears in Joseph Lowes’ 2nd collection from the 1840s and more recently in Cape Breton Scottish Collection compiled by Paul Cranford. It was recorded on LP by Paddy Leblanc in 1960 as McLaren’s.