T: Comin' Thro' The Rye
f|A>A A<f|e>d e>f|A>A B>A|d2 dB|
A>A a<f|e>d e<f|A>A BA|d3||
f|a>f d<f|e>d Bf|a>f ga|b2 g<b|
a<f g<e|f<d e<a|A>A BA|d3||
Also known as Common’ Frae The Town.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
Comin’ Thro’ The Rye appears in 1 other tune collection.
Comin' Thro' The Rye has been added to 11 tunebooks.
Read about the tune here:
this tune is closer to a strathspey than a reel surely? [I’m old enough to remember Andy Stewart and Jimmy Shand on the White Heather Club!] anyway the reason I looked it up its mentioned in the country song
‘Roseville Fair’ and I was wondering if anyone knew an Old timey version suitable for playing on ‘the fiddle and the banjo’
I know at least one old-time or bluegrass-y version suitable for fiddle and banjo. Lyman Enloe, an old-time Missouri fiddler now passed on, used to play it as a three-part reel in A. Great for square dances. You can find it here: https://missourifiddling.bandcamp.com/album/lyman-enloe-rugged-road-msotfa-004. Don’t know if that’s what the author of Roseville Fair had in mind, but works for me.