Pretty Peg reel

Also known as Pretty Peggy.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with James Byrne’s (a few times), Master Crowley’s (a few times), The Bird’s Nest (a few times), The Humours Of Kinvara (a few times) and New Ships A Sailing (a few times).

Pretty Peg has been added to 3 tune sets.

Pretty Peg has been added to 183 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Pretty Peg
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|{c}d2 (fd) AFDA|{c}d2 (fd) (e/2f/2g) "tr"(fe)|{c}d2 (fd) AFDF|{F}GE{G}FD CEE:|
A|(F/2E/2D) (AD) BDAD|(G/2F/2D) (G/2F/2D) CEEG|(F/2E/2D) (AD) BDAD|{F}(GF)ED A,DDA|(F/2E/2D) (dD) cDBD| AD (G/2F/2D) (CE)EG|FA{c}df ec{c}dB|BF{F}GE {G}FDD ||
# Added by fifer .
X: 2
T: Pretty Peg
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
defd ADFA|defd e/f/g fe|defd AFDF|G/F/E FD CEA,A|
defd ADFA|defd e/f/g fe|defd AFDF|G/F/E FD CEA,E||
FDAD BDAD|FDAD CEEG|F/E/D AD BDAD|FDAD A,DDE|
FDdD cDBD|ADFD CEEG|FAdf ecdB|AFGE D2 A/B/c||
# Added .
X: 3
T: Pretty Peg
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
defd ADFA|defa gfec|defd AFDF|1{G}FE {F}ED CEAc:|2{G}FE {F}ED CEAG||
FD ~D2 BDAD|FDAD CEAG|FD ~D2 BDAF|{G}FE {F}ED A,DDE|
FDdD cDBD|ADFD CEAG|FAdf ecdB|AFGE FDFA|]

Five comments

Pretty Peg

A ‘weel kent’ reel. In addition to the details in the recent related discussion thread, the tune also appears in:
a) The Beauties of Niel Gow 1799 - 1839 Vol 2
b) Robert Petrie’s Collection of Strathspeys, Reels etc Vol 4 1805
c) George Cameron’s Selection of Scottish Violin Music 1854
d) The Athole Collection of the Dance Music of Scotland 1884
etc
The composer and country of origin are unspecified in any of the above but it was a well travelled reel, even in the early 19thC.

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Pretty Peg

Here’s my transcription from Altan’s version on Harvest Storm.

X: 1
T: Pretty Peg
D: Harvest Storm, Altan
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
defd ADFA|defd e/f/g fe|defd AFDF|G/F/E FD CEA,A|
defd ADFA|defd e/f/g fe|defd AFDF|G/F/E FD CEA,E||
FDAD BDAD|FDAD CEEG|F/E/D AD BDAD|FDAD A,DDE|
FDdD cDBD|ADFD CEEG|FAdf ecdB|AFGE D2 A/B/c||

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Origin ?

Thanks, Will - someone was asking about this on "Chiff & Fipple" the other day. I’ll direct them to this, if someone hasn’t done it already.
As for the initial comments, although the composer might be unknown, given the 4 written sources provided, I don’t think there can be much doubt about the country of origin !

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Set

Pretty Peg & Sporting Paddy