The Crow In The Sun reel

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The Crow In The Sun has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Crow In The Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:FG | A2 cA BA G>F | D2 C2 A,3 F/G/ | A3 c dcBA | AB G2 G2 G>A |
BFBc dc d<e | fcfa g2 fe | dcfc BA G>F | D2 E2 F2 :|
|:zf | d<c fc c2 Ac | c2 fa g3 g/a/ | bB d<b aA c<a | gfed c2 c/d/e |
dcBA c2 F/G/A | BA G>F D2 C>B, | A,CFA G<B E<G | F6 :|
2
X: 2
T: The Crow In The Sun
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:FG | "F"A2 cA "Bb"BA G>F |"Dm"D2 "C"C2 "Am"A,3 F/G/ | "F"A3 c "Dm"dcBA |"Gm"ABG2 (G2 G>)A |
"Bb"BFBc "Am"dc d<e |"F"fcfa "C"g2 fe | "F"dcfc "Bb"BA G>F | "Dm"D2 "C"E2 "F"F2 :|
|:zf | "F"d<c fc "C6"c2 Ac | "F"c2 fa "Gm"g3 g/a/ | "Bb"bB d<b "Am"aA c<a |"Gm"gfed "Am"c2 c/d/f |
"Dm"{_e}dcBA "C6"c2 F/G/A | "Bb"BA G>F "Dm"D2 C>B, | "F"A,CFA "Bb"G<B "C"E<G | "F"F6 :|

Seven comments

The Crow In The Sun

Another wonderful Liz Carroll tune from ‘Lost In the Loop’.

The Crow In The Sun

I should say this is not a reel, but a slow air.

The Crow In The Sun

It’s a composition of Daithi Sproule, not Liz Carroll.

Well I’m just about in love with this tune. Thanks! Side note: I’ve been looking after a flock of crows this winter and I swear they NOTICE when I sit down to play my fiddle. They perch right outside because they can see me through the window, and that’s when I generally go out to give them a little something. Maybe I should play this for them.

The Crow In The Sun

"It’s a composition of Daithi Sproule, not Liz Carroll."

Ach! I’ve done it again. I made the exact same mistake with "Tune For Mairead & Anna Ni Mhaonaigh" (https://thesession.org/tunes/13272). I owe Daithi Sproule two pints now 🙁

The Crow In The Sun, X:2

I have been trying to figure out the chords for this lovely air. I know these don’t do it justice, but am I close? Thanks.

Re: The Crow In The Sun

Close. I hear something else, sometimes simpler:
|:F Bb|Bb Am|F Bb|C|Bb|F C|Bb F/A C|Bb/D C/E F:|
|:Bb F Bb F|Bb C|Bb F|C|Bb F/A|Bb C Bb|F C|F:|

For instance, I don’t hear fixed minor chords (no Dm, no Gm, maybe not even an Am - possibly F/A) - but rather inverted major chords and dyads (which can be part of anything). A typical guitar tune, if you ask me.