The Limestone Rock reel

Also known as Tit For Tat.

There are 68 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Humours Of Loughrea (a few times), The Merry Blacksmith (a few times), The Boyne Hunt (a few times), The Honeymoon (a few times) and The Abbey (a few times).

The Limestone Rock has been added to 13 tune sets.

The Limestone Rock has been added to 293 tunebooks.

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Six settings

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 .
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||
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 |
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 |
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 |
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:||

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.

The Limestone Rock, X:5

As played at the sessions in Utrecht and Groningen in the Netherlands.