The Drunken Piper reel

There are 23 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Angus McCleod (a few times), The Gallopede (a few times), Kathleen’s (a few times) and Tripping On The Mountain (a few times).

The Drunken Piper has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Drunken Piper has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Drunken Piper
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
a2|A>AA>B e2 e>f|e>dB>d e2 g2|G>GG>B d2 d>e|d>BG>B d2 e2|
A>AA>B e2 e>f|e>dB>d e2 fa|g2 f<a e>fg>G|B2 A2 A2:|
|:(3(efg)|a4 e2 a2|e>de>f g2 f>a|1G2 G>B d2 d>e|d>BG>B d2 e2|
a4 e2 a2|e>de>f g2 f>a|g2 f>d e>fg>G|B2 A2 A2:|[2G>GG>B d2 d>e|
d>BG>B d>Bd<e|A>AA>B e2 e>f|e>dB>d B2 (3(fga)|g2 f<a e>fg>G|B2 A2 A2:|
|:a2|A>AA>B e>AB>d|e>fe>d B>ed>B|G>GG>B d>GB>d|e>dg>d B>ed>B|
A>AA>B e>AB>d|e>Ae>d B2 A>G|A2 a2 e>fg>g|B2 A2 A2:|
|:(3(efg)|a>ee>a g>ef>d|e<eg>d e2 g2|g2 g>B d3 e|[1d>Bg>B d2 e2|
a>ee>a g>ed>B|d>eg>d e2 e>B|BA a2 e>fg>G|B2 A2 A2:|
[2d>BG>B d>Bd<e|A>AA>B e2 e>f|e>dB>d e2 a2|g2 f<a e>fg>G|B2 A2 A2|]
X: 2
T: The Drunken Piper
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
a2|AAAB e2 ef|edBd e2 g2|GGGB d2 de|dBGB d2 e2|
AAAB e2 ef|edBd e2 fa|g2 fa efgG|B2 A2 A2:|
|:(3(efg)|a4 e2 a2|edef g2 fa|G2 GB d2 de|dBGB d2 e2|1 a4 e2 a2|
edef g2 fa|g2 fd efgG|B2 A2 A2:|[2AAAB e2 ef|
edBd e2 (3(fga)|g2 fa efgG|B2 A2 A2:|]

Three comments

The Drunken Piper

A great tune from Scotland.

Re: The Drunken Piper

This seems ( to me anyway) to be a version of the march John Doherty (and Vincent Campbell) does which is sometimes called The March Of The Meena Toiten Bull (Bundle & Go) - however that name really goes with the story from the Doherty’s that goes with the tune rather than the tune itself. Vincent Campbell gives the whole story as well as the tune on the 2nd disc of The Purple Heather. I have a transcription of John Doherty’s version which I think I get from here someplace but I can not find it right now.

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