The Silver Tip reel

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Silver Tip appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Silver Tip has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Silver Tip
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEFG ABAF|(3GFE cE dEcE|DEFG ABAF|GEcE TED D z:|
d2(fd) efge|(3fga (fd) ecAG|FAAB cBcG|EFG(E TFD) D z|
d2(fd) efge|(3fga (fd) ecAF|GBGB FAFA|EFG(E TFD) D z||
2
X: 2
T: The Silver Tip
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:DEFG ABAF|(3GFE cE dEcE|DEFG ABAF|GEcE {G}ED D2:|
d2fd efge|(f{a}f{e}f)d ecAG|FAAB cBcG|EFGE {FG}FD D2|
d2fd efge|(3fga fd ecAF|(G{A}G{F}G)B A(F {G}(3FEF)|EFGE FDD2||

Three comments

The Silver Tip

This tune is from O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (#1185), or #464 in the 1001 book. It also appears in the Leo Rowsome collection. Whilst “The Silver Tip” is given as an alternative name for “The Silver Spear” and “Seán Mháire Mhicilín”, this tune bears no resemblance to either of those tunes. It is very similar to another tune from O’Neill’s entitled “My Honey In The House”, and to “My Love Is In The House”.

The Silver Tip, A mix

From O’Neill’s Music of Ireland New and Revised by Miles Krassen. I laid it out as it appears in Krassen’s edition. MK has it in A mix and I prefer it with the ♮Cs. Rocking the bow crossing strings here is lots of fun.