The Roving Bachelor reel

Also known as The Morning Of The Day, Tommy Peoples, Tommy Peoples’, Tommy Peoples’ No. 2.

There are 20 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Roving Bachelor has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Roving Bachelor has been added to 86 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Roving Bachelor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| B2 BA B2 ge | d2 ge dBGA | B2 BA B2 ge | dBAc BGGA |
B2 BA B2 ge | d2 ge dBGA | B2 BA B2 ge | dBAc BG G2 |
| gfed edBd | gfed e2 ef | gfed efge | afge dfaf |
gfed edBd | gfed e2 ef | gbag fage | d2 ge dBGA |
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Roving Bachelor
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
| BEBA BEge | dBge dBGA | BEBA BEge | dBAc BGGA |
BEBA BEge | dBge dBGA | BEBA BEge |dBAc BGef ||
| gfed eB{c}Bd | gfed eBef | gfed efge | afge dfgf |
gfed eB{c}Bd | gfed eBef | gbag fage | dBge dBGA ||

Eight comments

Roving Bachelor

I owe this one to contributer "slainte". It’s the second of the two "Tommy Peoples’ " reels on the pre - Altan recording by Frankie Kennedy and Mairead Mooney. I found it quite by accident under this title in one of the "Kerr’s " collections of Scottish & Irish tunes. A nice flute tune, I think (as is the first one).

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Thanks Kenny. It’s a lovely tune.

Thanks, Kenny. I’ve just got a flute, so I’ll try this tune on that one.

Northern version of “Pigtown Fling”?

At least that’s what it sounds like to me anyway.

this is how I play this on the banjo.
I learnt it from a Mel Bay 5stringer book and adapted it slighlty for the tenor.
I throw in a couple of low Es in the first part.
and some cheeky c’s in the second.

X: 1
T: Roving Bachelor, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Reel
K: Gmaj
| BEBA BEge | dBge dBGA | BEBA BEge | dBAc BGGA |
BEBA BEge | dBge dBGA | BEBA BEge |dBAc BGef ||
| gfed eB{c}Bd | gfed eBef | gfed efge | afge dfgf |
gfed eB{c}Bd | gfed eBef | gbag fage | dBge dBGA ||

Author

I believe this was written by Jim Noctor - caould anyone confirm this?

Re tune composer

Hi there, its a tune i know as the pigtown fling ok, but it s not composed by jimmy for sure