Over The Water To Bessie reel

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Over The Water To Bessie has been added to 4 tune sets.

Over The Water To Bessie has been added to 62 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Over The Water To Bessie
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:~f3d g2ge|~f3d ~e3c|defg a2ab|1 afed Bdde:|2 afed Bdd2||

Six comments

Over The Water To Bessie (reel)

Source: Frankie Kennedy and Mair

Frankie, I miss you.

does anyone know what reel comes after this one in Altan’s “the cat that ate the candle” medley? It’s not listed anywhere…so if anyone recognizes it…

Is it………….?

“Dandy Denny Cronin” ?

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Over the Water to Bessie???

Frankie Kennedy actually plays 3 reels on the track, and I think this is the middle one. The real “Over the Water to Bessie” is probably the one posted by Kenny: https://thesession.org/tunes/2832

This belongs in the ‘Highland fling’ family of tunes that comes under varied guises/names: The Little Pack of Tailors, the Wind that Shakes the Barley, etc
the kinship is most obvious here in part 2.