A Ha’penny For A Cotton Ball reel

Also known as A Halfpenny For A Cotton Ball, A Letter From Home.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

A Ha'penny For A Cotton Ball has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: A Ha'penny For A Cotton Ball
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(GA)|:B2 BA Bc d2|efed ef g2|BcBA GAB(G|1AG)EF G2 (GA):|2AG)EF G2 d2||
gfed edBd|gfed e2 (ef)|{a}g(fed) edBA|BGEF G2 (ef)|
{a}gfe(d ed)Bd|gfed e2 (ef)|gbaf gfed|egfa g2 (GA)|]

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A Ha’penny For A Cotton Ball

Pleasant reel from O’Neill’s Music Of Ireland (the 1850), where it is #1279. It also appears in O’Neill’s Waifs And Strays, where it goes by the name of A Letter From Home. Maybe it’s just coincidence, but it does remind me of the reel Far From Home (https://thesession.org/tunes/1164).