The other Doon Reel. Sometimes also played in D, but it sounds brighter to me in G.
Some nice variations I do:
Bars 1 & 3: BDBd cA~A2 or BD (3GAB cAAc
Last few bars of B part: (3gfg ag bgag|dgbg afdc or (3gfg ag bgeg|db (3bbb afdc|
“Kitty Sheain’s” ~ some similarity
Key signature: E Major
Submitted on October 18th 2004 by jiggyhobbit.
The “Other” Doon in D
This is tune #786 in Norbeck’s collection. He also lists "Callaghan’s" as a title.
Here’s my take on it.
T: Doon Reel, The
~F3A GEEG|FDDF ABAG|~F3A G~E3|AFGE FDDE
~F3A G~E3|F/E/D FG ABAG|FGAF GEEG|AFGE FDDF||
Ad d/d/d dcAB|AGFG ABcA|~d3e dcAB|=cBAF G2 FG|
Adfe dcAB|AGFG AB c/B/A|d2 fd adfd|d/d/d fd ecAG||
The Bonny Bunch of Ferns
This was the title that John Doherty gave this tune. As what?!!? points out, John played it as a pipe imitation.
John Kelly’s version is:
T:Ravelled Hank of Yarn, The
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||
but he called it the Ravelled Hank of Yarn;
Re: The Doon
Niall Kenny: "but he called it the Ravelled Hank of Yarn…"
It’s under that title in O’Neill’s ‘Waifs and Strays’ (1922). He also says it’s a variant of "Nellie O’Donovan", but it’s becoming clear that there is a large family of similar tunes which appear related, including "Ned Kendall’s Favourite" et al.