The Egyptian reel

Also known as Salamanca Samba, Salamanca-samba.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Egyptian has been added to 1 tune set.

The Egyptian has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Egyptian
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
"Am"e2ce dcBd | cAA^G ABcA |"E" BE^GB EGBd | cAB^G ABcd |
"Am"e2ce dcBd | cAA^G ABcA |"E" BE^GB EGBd | cAB^G A4 :|
"F"f4ddgf |"C"e4 ccfe |"E" dB^GB EGBd | cAB^G "Am"ABce |
"F"f4ddgf | "C"e4 ccfe |"E" dB^GB EGBd | cAB^G "Am"A4 :|
"E7"EF^GA GFEF | ^GAGF EFGA |"Am"BcBA ^GABc | dBcA B^GAF |
"E7"EF^GA GFEF | ^GAGF EFGA |1"Am"BcAB ^GAGF | "E"E2e2E2e2 :|2"Dm"DEF^G BAGF | "E"E8 ||
X: 2
T: The Egyptian
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:"Bm"f2df edce | dBB^A BcdB |"F" cFAc FAce | dBcA Bcde |
"Bm"f2df edce | dBB^A BcdB |"F" cFAc FAce | dBcA B4 :|
|:"G"g4eeag |"D"f4 ddgf |"F" ecAc FAce | dBcA "Bm"Bcdf |
"G"g4eeag | "D"f4 ddgf |"F" ecAc FAce | dBcA "Bm"B4 :|
|:"F7"FGAB AGFG | ABAG FGAB |"Bm"cdcB ^ABcd | ecdB cABG |"F7"FGAB AGFG |
ABAG FGAB |1"Bm"cdBc ABAG | "F"F2f2F2f2 :|2"Em"EFGA cBAG | "F"F8 ||

Five comments

The Egyptian Reel

Not sure the composer of the tune, but I believe it is fairly contemporary. I have heard it for years throughout the almost 20 years of feisanna of Irish Dancing. If anyone knows more about it, I would love to find out more info.

This is the only thing on YouTube I could find
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGX21LoeDU

Re: The Egyptian

Awesome, Thanks!

Re: The Egyptian

The Alan Kelly original is in Bm.
Chords for B part are something like |Em A|D G|C#dim F#|F#7 Bm| x 4
transposing to |Dm G|C F|Bdim E|E7 Am|.

The Egyptian, X:2

Previous setting, transposed up to Bmin.