The Thrush In The Morning reel

Also known as The Fairy Bush, The Morning Thrush.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Thrush In The Morning has been added to 74 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Thrush In The Morning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
ag|:f2ef d2AF|AdAF Agfe|dAAF DF~F2|ABdf egfe|
dAAF dAAF|BAFA dADE|EDFA defa|1afef dfag:|2afef d2(3ABc||
|:dgfe faaf|~g3e fgfe|dcde faaf|gafg eAce|
dgfe faa^g|~a3f efdB|ADFA defa|afef d2 (3ABc:|
|:dAAF BAAF|~D3F AF~F2|dFAF dF~F2|ABdf egfe|
d2AF DF~F2|AdFA DF~F2|ABde fa^gb|1afef d2 (3ABc:|2afef dfag||
X: 2
T: The Thrush In The Morning
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
{g}a3g[|!trill!f2 ef d2 AF | dA{c}AF A2 .g/.f/e | d2 AF {A}D~F3 | ABdf eg~fe ||
.dA{c}AF .dA{c}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}afef dfag |]
[|!trill!f2 ef d2 AF | d2 AF A2 .g/.f/e | d2 AF {A}D~F3 | ABdf eg~fe ||
.dA{c}AF .dA{c}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}afef d3A |]
[| df{g}fe fa{b}af | .gg{a}ge .ff{g}fe | dcde fa{b}af | ~g3f eAce ||
dg~fe f~a3 | {b}ag{b}af ecdB | {c}AD.FA defa | {b}afef d2 A/B/c |]
[| df{g}fe fa{b}af | g2{a}ge f{g}f{g}fe | dcde fa{b}af | ~g3f eAce ||
.dg~fe f~a3 | {b}ag{b}af ecdB | {c}AD.FA defa | {b}afef d2 A/B/c |]
[|.dA{c}AF BA{c}AF | .DA.D.F A~F3 | .dFAF .d~F3 | ABdf !accent!e2 g/f/e ||
.dFAF D~F3 | A.dFA D~F3 | AB.de .f/.g/a gb | ~afef d3 A |]
[|.dA{c}AF BA{c}AF | .DA.D.F A~F3 | .dF{B}AF .d~F3 | ABdf !accent!e2 g/f/e ||
.dA{B}AF .dA{B}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}a.fef dfag |]
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The Trush In The Morning (reel)

Source: Ronan Browne & Peter O’Loughlin: "The South West Wind"
Transcription: g.m.p.

good luck!

Thrush in the morning

I suspect the doctor would recomend Greek Yoghurt for such a complaint.

One of my favourites. It pains me that I can never find anyone to play it with. We must meet up sometime, G.M.

It was actually already posted last year:

https://thesession.org/tunes/967

…but it’s such a good tune that it deseves to be posted at least twice. Anyway, the setting is slightly different.

It was composed by Seamus Ennis, I believe.

Emily_az, you’re a nurse, perhaps you should answer Gian Marco’s "?"…

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Thrush in the Morning

Seamus Ennis plays this tune on the record named "Seamus Ennis, The Return from Fingal" where he credits the tune as being composed by his father.

The title of this tune is hilarious!

Séamus Ennis describes the Morning Thrush

The Morning Thrush was composed by Jimmy Ennis in 1913 or 1914; Séamus Ennis found the manuscript at home and learned the reel from the manuscript. Apparently, Ennis sr. was delighted to hear Séamus playing the tune. Jimmy Ennis entered the tune in the Feis Ceoil and won the competition. He was inspired by a thrush that used to sing in a tree by his bedroom window.

[notes taken from Séamus Ennis himself, recorded]

Another Transcription

Sat down and wrote this out tonight …

X:1
T:The Morning Thrush
C:James Ennis
M:C|
S:Seamus Ennis Clip on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLe9etQ0iwQ

L:1/8
K:Dmaj
{g}a3g[|!trill!f2 ef d2 AF | dA{c}AF A2 .g/.f/e | d2 AF {A}D~F3 | ABdf eg~fe ||
.dA{c}AF .dA{c}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}afef dfag |]
[|!trill!f2 ef d2 AF | d2 AF A2 .g/.f/e | d2 AF {A}D~F3 | ABdf eg~fe ||
.dA{c}AF .dA{c}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}afef d3A |]
[| df{g}fe fa{b}af | .gg{a}ge .ff{g}fe | dcde fa{b}af | ~g3f eAce ||
dg~fe f~a3 | {b}ag{b}af ecdB | {c}AD.FA defa | {b}afef d2 A/B/c |]
[| df{g}fe fa{b}af | g2{a}ge f{g}f{g}fe | dcde fa{b}af | ~g3f eAce ||
.dg~fe f~a3 | {b}ag{b}af ecdB | {c}AD.FA defa | {b}afef d2 A/B/c |]
[|.dA{c}AF BA{c}AF | .DA.D.F A~F3 | .dFAF .d~F3 | ABdf !accent!e2 g/f/e ||
.dFAF D~F3 | A.dFA D~F3 | AB.de .f/.g/a gb | ~afef d3 A |]
[|.dA{c}AF BA{c}AF | .DA.D.F A~F3 | .dF{B}AF .d~F3 | ABdf !accent!e2 g/f/e ||
.dA{B}AF .dA{B}AF | {c}BAFA dADE | {A}F/E/D FA defa | {b}a.fef dfag |]

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Another Transcription

It’s the first time through the tune …

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Another title

This tune, with parts in different order, appears in Josephine Keegan’s tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean" under the title The Fairy Bush.

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