Comin’ Thro’ The Rye reel

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.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: Comin' Thro' The Rye
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
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||

Three comments

comin thro the rye

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’

Re: Comin’ Thro’ The Rye

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.