The Diamond Mountain reel

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Diamond Mountain has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Diamond Mountain
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Aa(3aaa a2(3ggg|g2(3fff feed| d2(3fff f2(3eee| e2(3ddd dBBA|
A2(3ddd dBBA| A2(3eee eBBA| A2(3fff f2(3eee| e2(3ddd dBBA|
A2(3ddd dBBA| A2(3eee eBBA| A2(3fff f2(3eee| e2(3ddd dBBA:|
Be(3eee eBBA|Bf(3fff fBBA|Be(3eee eBBA|Bffe eddB|
Be(3eee eBBA|Bf(3fff fBBA|Af(3fff fe(3eee| ed(3ddd dBBA|
Be(3eee eBBA|Bf(3fff fBBA|Be(3eee eBBA|Bggf feed|
Be(3eee eBBA|Bf(3fff fBBA|Af(3fff fe(3eee| ed(3ddd dBBA|

Six comments

Tune requested by drbodhran

Source: Sharon Shannon
Transcription: g.m.p.

Is it a reel? I’m not sure.
is it a Hornpipe? a Slide?

Odd, this one. I tried it with single quarter notes instead of the many triplets, to simplify and get to the basics of the tune but that didn’t seem to help much.
Trevor

What a ridiculous tune!

Hi there,
noboby mentionned, but as far as I know :
this is a tune by great guitar player Ian Carr !

Diamond Mountain/Road Drill

Yea listen to it on Ian Carr’s album Who He, its called Road Drill and its absolutely brilliant. I’m sure Dr Dow will change his opinion of the tune!

Re: The Diamond Mountain

Does anyone have the chords for this, as played with Sharon Shannon?