The Bog Carrot reel

Also known as An Coileach Comhraic, Captain Francis Wemyss, The Connacht Carrot, The Game Cock, Jack The Lighthouse.

There are 10 recordings of this tune.

The Bog Carrot appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Bog Carrot has been added to 1 tune set.

The Bog Carrot has been added to 45 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:E|FAdA BdAd|BdAF E3G|FAdA BdAd|BdAF E2D:|
A|:f3e defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF E2D2:|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge^ce|afdf afdf|gece d3f|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge^ce|afge fdec|dBAF E2D|
2
X: 2
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F E/E/E E2 | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F D/D/D D :|
g | f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f>ed>e d>ef>e | d>BA>F D/D/D Dg |
f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f<ae<f d<eB<d | A>Fd>F D/D/D D ||
3
X: 3
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFDE|
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFD2||
|:f2fe defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF EFD2:||
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afdf afdf|ge^ce d2fg|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afge fdec|dBAF EFDE||
4
X: 4
T: The Bog Carrot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
GBeB ceBe | ceBG F2FA | GBeB ceBe | ceBG (3FGF EF |
GBeB ceBe | ceBG F2FA | GBeB ceBe | ceBG (3FGF E2 ||
g2 gf efga | bgeg (3fgf f2 | gagf efgf | ecBG (3FGF E2 |
g2 gf efga | bgeg (3fgf f2 | gagf efgf | ecBG (3FGF E2 ||
bgeg bgeg | af=df af=df | bgeg bgeg | af=df e2 eg |
bgeg bgeg | aece afdf | bgeg bgeg | aedf ecBA ||
# Added by Jesse .

Seven comments

Source: Jackie Daly, Seamus & Manus McGuire : "Buttons & Bows"
Transcription: g.m.p.

I’m not sure I want to know the answer, but what the heck is a bog carrot?

Yet another great tune, thanks to Gian Marco. I for one really appreciate your efforts in transcribing all these tunes from recordings—they are eminently playable settings, representing a range of interesting styles and personal approaches to the tunes, and I enjoy your taste in choosing tunes to post here. More power to you G.M.!

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Thanks Will 😀

The Bog Carrot/Captain Francis Wemyss

Interesting to compare the following strathspey:

X:961
T:Captain Francis Wemyss
S:Kerr’s Merry Melodies Bk.3
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
A | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F E/E/E E2 | F<Ad>A B>Ad>A | B<dA>F D/D/D D :|
g | f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f>ed>e d>ef>e | d>BA>F D/D/D Dg |
f>ed>e d>ef>g | a<da>f e/e/e e>g | f<ae<f d<eB<d | A>Fd>F D/D/D D ||

Diarmuid O’Brien & Donie Nolan’s version

X:1
T:Bog Carrot Reel, The
R:reel
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Dmaj
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFDE|
FAdA BdAB|dBAF E2EG|FAdA BdAB|dBAF EFD2||
|:f2fe defg|afdf e2de|fgfe defe|dBAF EFD2:||
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afdf afdf|ge^ce d2fg|
afdf afdf|ge=ce ge=ce|afge fdec|dBAF EFDE||

The Bog Carrot, X:4

This is the setting used by my band. In case anyone is interested

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