A Day At The Races reel

By Carl Hession

A Day At The Races has been added to 1 tunebook.

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X: 1
T: A Day At The Races
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
"C"GEFD EFGA|"Gm"_BcdB "C"cedc|"G"B2 cA "G7"BdGf|"Dm"defd "G"cBGF|
"C"GEFD EFGA|"Gm"_BcdB "C"cedc|"G"B2 cA "G7"BdGc|"G" BGFD "C"C4:|
"C"cGce gc"F/C"ac|"C"eg"G7"fd "C"cGEG|"F"AFFC "Dm"FGAc|"G"BGdG "G7"DGBd|
"C"cGce gc"F/C"ac|"C"eg"G7"fd "C"cGEG|"F"AFFC "Dm"FGAc|"G"BdGB "C"c4:|

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A Day At The Races

Carl Hession composition.

This is the original setting composed by Carl, including the chords. Carl is happy to share his tunes in this website, he is kindly giving me the music scores and helping me with the questions that arise in the making of the ABC notation. In his own words, people are free to do what they want with these tunes.

I know that for many of you Carl doesn’t need any presentation, but for those that may not know him, here you are a Wikipedia link:


The music score doesn’t have any ornamentation. As Carl says, this tune is a general outline where musicians are free to put in their own variations and ornamentation.

You can listen a possible setting with ornamentation in this YouTube video where Tara Breen plays the fiddle and Carl plays the piano accompaniment. It is the first tune in the set: