Old King’s reel

Also known as The Old King’s, Old’s King.

There are 19 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Old King’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Old King’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Old King's has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Old King's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
A|E<A,A,B, A,2 A,A|E<A,E^F GEDB,|A,<A,A,B, C2 CD|EGDC B,G,G,A|
E<A,A,B, A,G,A,B,|A,/A,/A, A,^F GEDB,|A,<A,A,B, C/C/C CD|EGDC B,G,G,||
d|^cA A/A/A cded|^cABc dBGB|BeAB =c3 e|gage d^cBe|
^cA A/A/A cded|^cABc dcBD|=c2 BG AcBA|GEDC B,G, G,||
X: 2
T: Old King's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A|EA,A,B, A,2>A2|EA,EF GEDB,|~A,2 A,B,C2>D2|EGDC B,G,G,A|
EA,A,B, A,G,A,B,|A,2 EF GEDB,|~A,2 A,B,C2>D2|EGDC B,G,G,d|
^cA ~A2 ^cded|^cABc dBGB|BeAB =c2 ef|gage dcBe|
^cA ~A2 ^cded|^cABc dBGB|=c2 BG AcBA|GEDC B,G,G,||

Four comments

Re: Old’s King

Surely this is the Old King’s reel.

Re: Old’s King

Worth flagging up previous discussion on this and the other King’s Reel, especially the posts from slainte (13 years ago).

Also, incidentally, since they have been discussed elsewhere, the key, or mode, changes between first and second half in both tunes: a bit of a surprise on first playing! Probably easier just to change key signature than pepper the written music with accidentals. (But I don’t do ABC!)