Shetland Rose reel

Shetland Rose has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Shetland Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M: 3/4
d2 | cA (3AAA BA |F3E FG | AG AB cd | B4 d2 |
cA (3AAA BA | F3E FG | AGAc BG | A4 :|
|: e2 | f2 dc de | f3e fg | a2 AB Bc | c3d Bd |
c2 FEFG | A3B cd | (3efe dc dc | B4 e2 |
f2 dc de | f3e fg | a2 ga ba | e3f ed |
cA (3AAA BA | F3E FG | AG Ac BG | A4 :|
X: 2
T: Shetland Rose
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
d2 | cA (3AAA BA F2- | FEFG AGAB | cd B4 d2 |
cA (3AAA BA F2- | FEFG AGAc | BG A4 :|
|: e2 | f2dc def2 -| fefg a2 AB | Bcc2-cdBd |
c2 FE FG A2- | ABcd (3efe dc | dc B4 e2 |
f2 dc def2- | fefg a2ga | bae2-efed |
cA (3AAA BAF2- | FEFG AGAc | BG A4 :|

Two comments

Shetland Rose

This great tune, written by Esko Järvela after a trip to Shetland, is very much a mashup of the styles of Finland and Shetland. It’s a cross between a reel and a polska, and can be beat either in 3 or in 4 depending on how you feel, as shown in the two different but identical transcriptions. It’s named after the Shetland Rose: not a flower, but the name for empty beer cans found at the side of the street in Shetland.