The Sore Foot reel

The Sore Foot has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Sore Foot
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
Bd|e2dg eAA2|e2dB GABd|e2de gedB|cABG AGEd|
e2dg eAA2|e2dB GABd|e2de gedB|cABG AG||

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The Sore Foot

I was bobbing about on the net, as you do, one evening and I came across a tune in Bill Black’s Cape Irish website, taken from Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na h-Eireann Volume One. I hadn’t heard The Sore Foot in any session I’ve played at and I couldn’t remember hearing it on any album I’ve owned. So I sat down to play it…

I was really taken with it. Bill Black lists the tune as being in AMinor but I reckon it’s in ADorian. But don’t hold me to that. There are no Fs in the tune as transcribed but when I’ve slipped one in as a variation in some of the bars, a sharp F seems to suit better than a natural…

Breathnach’s version has a few triplets which don’t sit well with my playing of the tune. It’s such a simple and straightforward little reel that I think it can do with being presented here as simply as possible. We can all add our own ornaments (or not) as we see fit.