Charlie Lennon’s reel

Also known as Charlie Lennon’s #4, Charlie Lennon’s No. 4, Charlie Lennon’s No.4, Lennon’s No. 4.

There are 34 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Charlie Lennon’s appears in 1 other tune collection.

Charlie Lennon’s has been added to 16 tune sets.

Charlie Lennon's has been added to 142 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Charlie Lennon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|F2 AF dFAF|G2 FG EFGE|DFAF dFAF|
DFAF GBAG|1 FAdf ecAB|cAed cAGE:|2 FAdf edef|g2 ec Acec||
d2 fd Adfd|eA A2 afge|d2 fd Adfd|cdef gefe|
d2 fd Adfd|eA A2 g2 fg|afge f2 ed|1 cded cABc:|2 cded cAGE||
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Charlie Lennon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
UF2AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|F2AF dFAF|(3GAG FG EFGE|F2AF dFAF|
DFAF GBAG|1 FAdf ecAB|(3cBA eA cAGA:|2 FAdf e^def|(3gag ec ABcA||
|:Udefd Adfd|eA{d}BA ge{a}fe|d2fd adfd|(3Bcd ef gece|
d2fd Adfd|(3BdB GB g2fg|(3agf ge {a}fded|1 cded cAce:|2 cded cAGE|D8||
3
X: 3
T: Charlie Lennon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:EuF (3AAA dFAF|DuF (3FFF GBAG|EuF (3AAA dFAF|FuG (3GGG EFGE|
EuF (3AAA dFAF|DuF (3FFF GBAG|FAde fedf|edce adgG:|
|:defg afff|eaaa affe|defg afff|eaag fdec|
defg afff|eAAf (3ggg fg|afge fded|ceag fdec:|
# Added by wallo .
4
X: 4
T: Charlie Lennon's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|:F2 AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|F2 AF dFAF|GABG E3 G|
F2 AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|FAdf ecAB|1 c/B/A/ ed cAGE:|2 (3cBA ed cABc||
d2 fd Adfd|eA (3AAA afge|d2 fd adfd|ce (3eee gece|
[1 d2 fd Adfd|BG (3GGG g2 fg|afge fded|(3Bcd ed BABc:|
[2 defd Adfd|BAGB g2 fg|afge fded|(3Bcd ed cAGE||

Fourteen comments

Charlie Lennon’s Number Four

This is probably not exactly how Charlie composed this "note for note", but it’s how I learned it from one-while contributer to the site, "Ptarmigan". A lovely reel, on any instrument.

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I love this tune, its about time someone posted it -good one! I learnt this tune in Dublin off a lovely fiddle player called Noreen Leech (she does gigs in gogartys as well) but they used to have a session in Keatings, thats going back about 5 years now!

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sometimes also called Charlie Lennon’s N

Charlie Lennon’s Number Four

Charlie Lennon himself does an excellent job of this tune on the album "Lucky in Love" - the medley starts off with "Francis John McGovern’s" then moves to "Road to Cashel" and ends with "Charlie Lennon’s No. 4." A great reel!

Charlie Lennon’s No. 4

Just by way of comparison, here’s how this reel appears in Charlie Lennon’s tunebook "Musical Memories 1":

UF2AF dFAF | DFAF GBAG | F2AF dFAF | (3GAG FG EFGE | F2AF dFAF | DFAF GBAG |1 FAdf ecAB | (3cBA eA cAGA :||
2 FAdf e^def | (3gag ec ABcA||:Udefd Adfd | eA{d}BA ge{a}fe | d2fd adfd | (3Bcd ef gece | d2fd Adfd | (3BdB GB g2fg |
(3agf ge {a}fded |1 cded cAce :||2 cded cAGE | D8 ||

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thats from enda scahills-pick it up. it´s gan ainm from track
no. 11.

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Charlie’s #4 ?

I’ll have to listen to the recording again, but I reckon this is Enda Scahill’s version of “Charlie Lennon’s No.4” which I posted some time ago.

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on the cd enda plays it in Eb.

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Aye, just stumbled on this, & it brings back many happy, although distant, memories of Bell’s in the late 70’s, when this, & Charlie’s No 3, were great favourites of the regular sessioneers, back then.

I actually bumped into Charlie in a session in Spiddal around that time, & when I told him about this great Edinburgh session Pub, Sandy Bell’s, he asked me to play a couple of our favourite tunes, & I couldn’t resist the temptation so played his No 3 & No 4.
Naturally he beamed with pride, although I no doubt made a complete mess of them!

Anyway, this is how I play NO 4 these days - but of course Charlie’s [above] is the right way!

X: 1
T: Lennon’s No 4
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
DE|:F2 AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|F2 AF dFAF|GABG E3 G|
F2 AF dFAF|DFAF GBAG|FAdf ecAB|1 c/B/A/ ed cAGE:|2 (3cBA ed cABc||
d2 fd Adfd|eA (3AAA afge|d2 fd adfd|ce (3eee gece|1 d2 fd Adfd|BG (3GGG g2 fg|afge fded|(3Bcd ed BABc:|2 defd Adfd|BAGB g2 fg|afge fded|(3Bcd ed cAGE||

Sorry, end of 1st part should have read:
|1 (3cBA ed cAGE:|2 (3cBA ed cABc||

The version I learnt is exactly like Kenny’s except for bar 6 of the B-part, where I go down to G and play |BG~G2 g2fg|…