The Limestone Rock reel

Also known as Tit For Tat.

There are 78 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Limestone Rock appears in 5 other tune collections.

The Limestone Rock has been added to 54 tune sets.

The Limestone Rock has been added to 324 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

1
X: 1
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BG G2 AGFG|DG G2 A2 dc|BG G2 AGAB|cABG A2 dc|
BG G2 AGFG|DGG2 A2 dc|BG G2 AGAB|cABG A2 Bd|
e2 dg e2 dg|e2 dB A2 Bd|eB B2 gB B2|cABG A2 Bd|
e2 ed ea a2|gedB AcBA|G2 Bd g2 gb|agef gedc|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dBGB ABGB|dBGB A2 AB|dBGB ABGB|1 ~c2 Bc A2 AB:|2 ~c2 Bc A2 Bd||
~e2 dg ~e2 dg|~e2 dB A2 Bd|~e2 dg ~e2 dB|~c2 Bc A2 Bd|
~e2 dg ~e2 dg|~e2 dB A2 Bd|eaaf gedB|~c2 Bc A2 Bd||
3
X: 3
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:B~G3 A~G3|D~G3 A2dc|B~G3 A~G3|cABG A2dc|
B~G3 A~G3|D~G3 A2dc|B~G3 A~G3|1 (3Bcd ef g2dc:|2 (3Bcd ef g3d||
{g}e2dB {g}e2dB|eBdB A2Bd|e~B3 g~B3|eBdB A2Bd|
(3ege d2 (3ege d2|(3ege dB A2Bd|eggf g3d|edef g2||
4
X: 4
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|B~G3 D~G3|BAGB A2 dc|B~G3 AGAB|cABG A2 dc|
B~G3 D~G3|BAGB A2 dc|B~G3 AGAB|cABG A2 Bd|
~e2 dB ~e2 dB|~e2 dB A2 Bd|e~B3 g~B3|cABG A2 Bd|
edgd eaaf|gedB A2Bc|dggf gabg|agef g2|
5
X: 5
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|:BG~G2 AGFG|DG~G2 A2dc|BG~G2 AGAB|1 cABG A2 dc:|2 cABG A2Bd||
~e3f edBd|eBdB A2Bd|eB~B2 gB~B2|cABG A2Bd|
~e3d eaab|gedB A2BA|GABd ~g3b|agef gedc||
6
X: 6
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BGG2 AGFA|DGG2 A2dc|BGG2 AGAB|cAAG A2dc|
BGG2 AGFA|DGG2 A2dc|BGG2 ~A3B|BAAG A2 Bd||
e2dg eB~B2|eBdB A2Bd|eBB2 gBB2|BAAG A2Bd|
e2ed eaa2|gedB AcBA|GABd ~g3b|agef gedc||
7
X: 7
T: The Limestone Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|BG G2 AG G2|DG G2 A2 dc|BG G2 AGAB|cABG A2 dc|
BG G2 AG G2|DGG2 A2 dc|BG G2 AGAB|cABG A2 (3Bcd||
e2 dg eB B2|eBdB A2 (3Bcd|eB B2 gB B2|cABG A2 (3Bcd|
e3d ea a2|gedB A2 BA|G2 (3Bcd g3b|agef gedc||
# Added by JACKB .

Seventeen comments

The Limestone Rock

Turns up in O’Neill’s, where it is called “Tit For Tat”, the only time I’ve ever come across it by that name. Seems to be a favourite with flute-players, Seamus Tansey was the first recording I heard of it.There is a third part to it on the Chieftains first LP, but I have never heard anyone else play their third part. Recorded recently by John McSherry & Michael McGoldrick, I believe. A good tune for practicing your “rolls” .

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More Power to Yer Elbow

I think I’ve heard it called this–prolly wrong…

Chieftains Version

Here is the ABC notation for the version of The Limestone Rock on The Chieftains 1 (track 8). I heard only two parts on the track (not three).

X:1
T:Limestone Rock, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:Gmaj
dBGB ABGB|dBGB A2 AB|dBGB ABGB|1~c2 Bc A2 AB:|2~c2 Bc A2 Bd||
~e2 dg ~e2 dg|~e2 dB A2 Bd|~e2 dg ~e2 dB|~c2 Bc A2 Bd|
~e2 dg ~e2 dg|~e2 dB A2 Bd|eaaf gedB|~c2 Bc A2 Bd||

There is an error/disagreement in Bar 14, 5th note. ABC has A and sheetmusic has a. A sounds right. ???
mairtin

(second tune)

Limestone Rock

Also on John McEvoy’s solo CD, with John Wynne, a joyous finish.