Trip To Devon reel

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One setting

X: 1
T: Trip To Devon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
FAGF EFGA|~B2gB fBec|(3ded ce dBAF|AFDF E2 B,2|
AFDF EFGA|~B2eB fBgB|(3ded ce dBAF|AFDF E4||
B,E~E2 FG_A=A|Be~e2 ge~e2|gfed Ad~d2|fd~d2 BdAd|
BdAd Be~e2|ge~e2 gfed|ABAF GFED|B,EED ~E2B,2|
B,E~E2 FG_A=A|Be~e2 ge~e2|gfed Ad~d2|fd~d2 ad~d2|
fgfd Be~e2|ge~e2 gfed|ABAF GFED|B,EED||
E3E2 BAF|GEE2 edBd|[e3B3] fgfed|agfe fgfd|e2 E2|
EBAF GEE2|edBd [e3B3] f|gfed agfe|fgfd e2||

Seven comments

Trip To Devon

First half of track 7 on the album Reel Irish by Kasír. Rune Cygan Barslund on the accordion, which is what I listened to while transcribing this. Best played wicked fast.

Re: Trip To Devon

That’s certainly what we said on the recording page for the album,
though I’m unsure what you mean by “too close for comfort”. Don’t plenty of tunes have similar melodic lines?

Re: Trip To Devon

You can call it what you want, but it’s still ‘The Golden Keyboard’, and anyone who knows that tune will see it as a variation of the original. And that’s OK - it’s just not original. It is, however, a fine variation.

Re: Trip To Devon

@Tetrius: Sorry - I suppose what I really meant was “too close for my liking”. There are, indeed, plenty of tunes that share similar melodic material. It’s just that The Golden Keyboard is one that sounds particularly distinctive to me, so when I hear another tune with almost the same A-part (it retains the most distinctive feature of the tune), it sounds a bit too much like the other tune to be regarded as a separate tune - then the 2nd and 3rd parts seem to have nothing to do with it.

Still, maybe none of that matters when it’s played wicked fast… and maybe I’m getting old.

Re: Trip To Devon

And it does seem to borrow pretty heavily from The Golden Keyboard, I’m not disputing that. To be safe, I added this title as an alternate title on the golden keyboard’s tune page. Perhaps that’s what I should’ve done from the beginning? Unsure, still pretty new here.

Re: Trip To Devon

No - adding this as alternative title for The Golden Keyboard would just cause confusion, since the 2nd and 3rd parts are completely different. You did the right thing posting it as a separate tune - I was just giving a critique of the tune. In fact, on listening to the recording, it makes a lot more sense in context. It sounds more like an ironic reference than an unconscious or lazy borrowing, if you know what I mean. I like the way they fool you into hearing barlines where there aren’t any.