Sergeant Early’s Dream reel

Also known as Aisling Mhaor Mhaelmhochéirighe, The Distraction, Kathleen Collins’, Seargent Early’s Dream, Sergeant Early’s, Sgt. Early’s Dream.

There are 42 recordings of this tune.

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Sergeant Early’s Dream appears in 4 other tune collections.

Sergeant Early’s Dream has been added to 22 tune sets.

Sergeant Early's Dream has been added to 283 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: Sergeant Early's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:dc|ADDE FAcA|GECD ~E3F|DA, DE FEFG|Adde fedc|
ADDE FAcA|GECD ED^CE|DA,DE FAcA|GECE D2:|
|:FG|Addc d2Ad|f2ed cAGF|ECEG cBcd|eced cABG|
Addc d2Ad|f2ed cAFA|GEcE dEcE|ED^CE D2:|
2
X: 2
T: Sergeant Early's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:d|A2DE FAcA|GECD ~E3F|D^C DE FEFG|Adde f2ec|
ADDE FAcA|GECD EFGE|D^CDE FAcA|GFEF D3:|
|:(3EFG|Addc ~d3e|f2ed cAGF|ECEG ~c3d|dccB cdBc|
Addc ~d3e|faed cAGB|A~E3 c~E3|CDEC D3:|
3
X: 3
T: Sergeant Early's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
cB|ADDE FAcA|GECD ~E3F|DA,DE FEFG|Adde fedc|
ADDE FAcA|GECD ~E3F|DA,DE FAcA|GFEF D2:|
|:dc|Addc ~d3e|f2ed cAGF|ECEG ~c3d|ecdc AcGc|
Addc ~d3e|f2ed cAGc|AE~E2 cE~E2|CDEC D2:|
4
X: 4
T: Sergeant Early's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
gf|:eAAB cBce|dBGA BcdB|AEAB cBcd|eaab c'bag|
eAAB cege|dBGA BcdB|AEAf gbge|dcBe A2:||
cd|:eaag a2 ag|eaab c'bag|eggf g2 ga|bc'ba gfed|
eaag agag|eaab c'baf|gbaf gedB|cABe A2:||
5
X: 5
T: Sergeant Early's Dream
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
cB|ADDE FAcA|GECD EFGE|DA,DE F2FG|Adde fedc|
ADDE FAcA|GECD E2FE|DA,DE FAcA|GFEF D2:|
|:FG|Addc d2de|f2ed cAGF|ECEG c2cd|ecdc AcGc|
Addc d3e|f2ed cAGc|AE (3EEE cE (3EEE|CDEC D2:|

Ten comments

Tune Requested by Hayley
Source: Christy Barry, Conor McCarthy, Cyril O’Donoghue - "Late in the Night"
Transcription: g.m.p.

I really love this tune, I heard it somewhere and remembered the name but not much else!!! Thanks to Gian Marco for posting it!!! 🙂

Sergeant Early’s Dream - another setting

Love this tune. My version is fairly different. Mostly the Kathleen Collins version with a bit of Paddy Canny’s and Randal Bay’s settins tossed in for flavor.

Cheers,
Ken
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X: 1
T: Sergeant Early’s Dream
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Ddor
|:d|A2DE FAcA|GECD ~E3F|D^C DE FEFG|Adde f2ec|
ADDE FAcA|GECD EFGE|D^CDE FAcA|GFEF D3:|
|:(3EFG|Addc ~d3e|f2ed cAGF|ECEG ~c3d|dccB cdBc|
Addc ~d3e|faed cAGB|A~E3 c~E3|CDEC D3:|

It’s in O’Neil’s in A major, which is a totally different sounding beast, and goes up to the high c#. This is not a pretty note on your average tinwhistle, or fiddle for that matter.

Sergeant Early’s Dream, X:4

O’Neill’s #656, in A Dorian. I love this tune for the last bar in both the A and B part in particular, which are pretty unique as far as I ‘m aware. The high C notes are a bit of a bother though.

Sergeant Early’s Dream, X:5

I’m just learning this beautiful tune and tried to combine some of my favorite aspects of it from different settings. Moving beyond the bare bones of the notes, there’s endless scope for variation and ornamentation here, particularly by sliding into notes to make it even more mournful.