Big Country reel

By Béla Fleck

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Big Country has been added to 2 tune sets.

Big Country has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Big Country
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B,C|:E2EF G2FE|G2FE CE3|-E6B,C|E2EF G2GB|
c2BG B4-|B6GB|c2cB G2FE|G2FE C2-|C6B,C|
E2EF G2AG|F2ED E4 -|1 E6B,C:|2 E8||
|:Ge3 Gd3|Gc3 EB3|Ge3 Gd3|Gc3 Bg3|
Ge3 Gd3|Gc3 EB2 C/D/|E2ED2E2G -|G8:|
2
X: 2
T: Big Country
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
B,C|:E2 EF G2 FE|G2 FE "A"CE3|z6 B,C|"E"E2 EF G2 GB|c2 BG "Abm"B4|
z6 GB|"Dbm"c2 cB "E"G2 FE|"E"G2 z2 FE "A"CE|z6 B,C|"E"E2 EF G2 AG|
[1 "B7"F2 ED "E"E4|"E"z6 B,C:|2 "B7"F2 ED "E"E4|"E"z8||
|:G"Dbm"e3 G"Abm"d3|E"A"c3 E"E"B3|G"Dbm"e3 G"Abm"d3|E"A"c3 B"E"g3|
G"Dbm"e3 G"Abm"d3|1 E"A"c3 d"E"B2C/D/|"Dbm"E2 E"Abm"D2E2"A"G|
"A"z8:|2 E"A"c3 d"E"B2G|"Dbm"E2 E"Abm"D2E2"A"G|z6 B,C|"E"E8|
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3
X: 3
T: Big Country
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
[M: 3/2]B,C|"E"E2EF G2FE G2FE|"A"CE3- E4- E2B,C|"E"E2EF G2GB c2BG|
"G#m"B8 -B2GB|"C#m"c>d cB "G#m"G2FE G2FE|[M: 4/4]"A"CE3- "E/G#"E4-|
"F#m7"E6 B,C|[M: 3/2]"E"E2EF G2FE "B"F2ED|[M: 4/4]"E"E8-|E6||
Ge-|"C#m"e2Gd- "G#m"d2Ec-|"A"c2EB -"E"B2Ge-|"C#m"e2Gd- "G#m"d2Ec-|"A"c2Bg- "E"g2Ge-|
"C#m"e2Gd- "G#m"d2Ec-|"A"c2EB- "G#m"B2GE-|"C#m"E2ED- "G#m/B"DE2G-|"Amaj7"G8-|G6||

Six comments

Re: Big Country

Good enough for me! Thanks for sharing!

Big Country, X:2

Few ornamentation notes added plus chords line.
Structure have been changed a little bit to stick as well as possible to the YouTube version.

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Re: Big Country

You may want to change Dbm and Abm to C#m and G#m (and add an E to the first bar).

Big Country, X:3

Have put up this setting to correct the positional error in the first two settings of the notes in the second part (judging by the Transatlantic Sessions recording linked to above).
It’s hard pinning down the time signature to best represent the phrasing (I could have copped out and put the whole thing in 2/4) but I hope what I’ve notated makes sense.

Re: Big Country

Oh, and, on Western Ocean, Skipinnish play it in A before moving up a semitone to Bb for a better transition into Dr Iain MacInnes on the pipes.