The Bell reel

By Johnny Cunningham

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Bell has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Bell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
E2 AG EGAE|E2 AB cd e2|A2 AG EGAG|Addc A2 G^F|
E2 AG (3EFG AG|(3EFG AB cd eG|A2 AG EGAG|D2 dc A2 e=f|
|:edcd ed d2|edcd efgf|
[1 edcd ed d2|eaag e2 dg:|2 ea a2 eg g2|eaag e2 dA||
2
X: 2
T: The Bell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 AG EGAG|EGAB cdec|A2 AG EGAG|Addc B/c/B A2|
EGAG EGAG|EGAB cdec|A2 AG EGAG|Addc B/c/B A=f||
edcd ed d/d/d|edcd efgf|edcd edcd|eaag egdg|
edcd ed d/d/d|edcd efgf|eaag egge|eaag e2 z2||

Two comments

The Bell

An adaptation of the traditional strathspey “Heater Bells” as a reel, write and played by Johnny Cunningham in the first Relativity album. Sooooo cool!!! I write two type of “A” structure to show some variations that he did, the “B” part it’s played always like I write.

The Bell, X:2

This setting is as the group The Iron Horse played it on their 1993 album ‘Thro’ Water, Earth & Stone’.