The Glass Of Beer reel

Also known as Chase Her Through The Garden, Flight Of The Earls, Johnny Maguire’s, The Jug Of Beer, Listowel Lasses, MacFadden’s, McFadden’s, Sean Ryan’s.

There are 90 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Toss The Feathers (lots of times), The Maid Behind The Bar (a few times), McMahon’s (a few times), An Drochaid Chliùteach (a few times) and Anderson’s (a few times).

The Glass Of Beer has been added to 27 tune sets.

The Glass Of Beer has been added to 919 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Glass Of Beer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:fB (3BBB fBaB|fB (3BBB edce|fB (3BBB ~f3 e|1 dfaf e2 de:|2 dfaf e3 c||
|:dcde ~f3 e|defd edBA|dcde ~f3 e|1dfaf e3 c:|2 dfaf edba||
"Part A variation, sometimes played as a Part C"
|fB (3BBB fBaB|fb (3BBB e2 de|fB (3BBB ~f3 e|dfaf e2 de|
|fB (3BBB bBaB|fBeB fede|fB (3BBB ~f3 e|dfaf e4|
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X: 2
T: The Glass Of Beer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
GA|BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 GA|
BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 BA||
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 BA|
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 GA||
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X: 3
T: The Glass Of Beer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
cd|eA A2 eAgA|eA A2 d2 cd|eA A2 e3d|cege d2 cd|
eA A2 eAgA|eA A2 d2 cd|eA A2 e3d|cege d2 ed||
c3d e3d|cdec dcAG|c3d e3d|cege d2 ed|
c3d e3d|cdec dcAG|c3d e3d|cege d2 cd||
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X: 4
T: The Glass Of Beer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
de|fB B2 fBaB|fB B2 e2 de|fB B2 f3e|dfaf e2 de|
fB B2 fBaB|fB B2 e2 de|fB B2 f3e|dfaf e2 fe||
d3e f3e|defd edBA|d3e f3e|dfaf e2 fe|
d3e f3e|defd edBA|d3e f3e|dfaf e2 de||
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X: 5
T: The Glass Of Beer
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
GA|"Em"BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 "D"A2 GA|"Em"BE E2 B3A|"G"GBdB "D"A2 GA|
"Em"BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 "D"A2 GA|"Em"BE E2 B3A|"G"GBdB "D"A2 BA||
"G"G3A B3A|GABG "D"AGED|"G"G3A B3A|GBdB "D"A2 BA|
"G"G3A B3A|GABG "D"AGED|"G"G3A B3A|GBdB "D"A2 GA||

Twenty-seven comments

The Glass of Beer

I’ve heard this played as a two-part tune and as a three-part tune (see the "variation")—not sure which version would be considered "standard."

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Glass of Beer

I play the 2 part variant, but find the the 3rd part interesting. It seems to me the 3rd part could also be tagged on at the end to end the tune with: i.e. play aabbaabba’a’ where a’ is the variant of part a.

Third part

I think the third part is just the variation on the first part. Could be wrong, but thats what it looks like to me.

Zina

Third part

Yes, that third part is a variation on the first part. That’s why it says "Part A variation, sometimes played as a Part C" in the ABC notation.

Possible part C

Huh…I’ve been learning this one, and I haven’t heard any recordings of it with that variation played as a part C — I suppose you could end with it and not go back to the A part to keep it from sounding like you’ve just done four A parts. Does anyone know of a recording of it done with the variation played as a C part?

Tune’s in Bm, No?

Not Edor— The A part admits of endless variations that resemble your "C part"—doesn’t look different enough to really be a separate part (to me).

Yea…

It’s in Bm.

(Can these things be changed?)

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A free recording

This tune is one of the one’s at the Whistle Shop’s Slow Session page. They have sheetmusic, and both full speed and slowed down mp3s of the tune being played on whistle. http://www.thewhistleshop.com/slow/session.htm

Glasses and glasses of beer

I think Will might have had too many glasses of beer when he posted this. ;-)

I think the whistler at ‘TheWhistleShop’ was pissed when he made that recording…

Glass of beer

this sounds good in a set with Fermoy lasses (before or after it both sounds good)

Composer?

Heyy has anyone got an idea of who composed this tune? would love to find out

Set

What could you play after this tune any suggestions?

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You could try following this with the Humours of Tulla.

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As of today, when I’m not playing it with others, I going to play it with all the d’s sharpened… Most of the time at least. It gives it an interesting feel…

Glass of Beer - Composer?

Hi!
Does anybody knows who composed this tune?

“Traditional”

Not that I’m aware of. Listed as "Traditional" on any recordings I have.

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Glass of Beer - Composer?

Thanks, Kenny.

Glass of Beer

Trying playing this one after Ale is Dear

Emin

X: 1
T: Glass Of Beer, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Emin
GA|BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 GA|
BE E2 BEdE|BE E2 A2 GA|BE E2 B3A|GBdB A2 BA||
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 BA|
G3A B3A|GABG AGED|G3A B3A|GBdB A2 GA||

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Chase her through the Garden

An Em version of this tune is in the "Hidden Fermanagh" book under the name Chase her through the Garden. The source for the version is listed as "From the playing of Eddie Duffy".

Chase Her Through the Garden

For whatever it’s worth, on Boys of the Lough’s Live at Passim album, they play this tune as Chase Her Through the Garden, in e minor, and with the B part first. I’d say that’s pretty strong evidence to make it a separate tune.

nope, wrong, my bad. Putting the B part is first would put the tune in G major. sorry.

Spirit of the West - “Home for a Rest”

This tune is known in Canada as part of the ending set for the tune "Home for a Rest" by the west coast band Spirit of the West. If you haven’t heard it, look it up. It’s a good tune.

The Glass Of Beer, X:3

A minor seting

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