The Aloe Vera reel

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Aloe Vera has been added to 1 tune set.

The Aloe Vera has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Aloe Vera
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B2 GB EBGB | AF ~F2 =DAFA|B2 GB eBGB|AFDF E3 ^A|
BEGB EBGB | AF ~F2 =DAFA|B2 GB eBGB|AFDF E3 e||
BeeB gefe|dBBc dBfd|egBe gefe|dBcd e3 d|
e2 Be gefe | dB ~B2 defd | e2 B/=c/^c =dcBA|GBAF E3 ^A|]
2
X: 2
T: The Aloe Vera
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d2 Bd GdBd | cA ~A2 FcAc|d2 Bd gdBd|1 cAFA G3 ^c:|2 cAFA G3 g||
dggd bgag|fdde fdaf|gbdg bgag|fdef g3 f||
g2 dg bgag | fd ~d2 fgaf | g2 d/e/=f =fedc|BdcA G3 ^c|]

Three comments

The Aloe Vera

Another reel composed and recorded by Eoghan O’Sullivan. This is the third and last tune from Track 6 (accompanied box solo) on the Smoky Chimney, played after Mind the Nettles https://thesession.org/tunes/10235 and The Children of the Dancing Bush https://thesession.org/tunes/10239 . Written on the C#/D box, it lays out well on a CBA or PA. Flute players will have a time finding a good key for it. It falls off the bottom in D and in G has some high Bs and accidental that some will find tricky. I’ve been trying to play it in the original key on my 6-key flute, but mostly I play it (still pretty slowly) on chromatic button or piano accordion. A lovely tuneful reel and a great way to practice playing in E!

Hello, Vera

Thanks for this Bill. This is an example of C#/D player playing "B/C style" - using the buttons a B/C player would use to play in D and getting the same effect from the presses and draws. It’s nice to have it both ways sometimes.