The Limestone Rock reel

Also known as Tit For Tat.

There are 72 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Limestone Rock appears in 3 other tune collections.

The Limestone Rock has been added to 18 tune sets.

The Limestone Rock has been added to 309 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 e2 dg | e2 dB 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.