Shake A Leg reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Shake A Leg has been added to 5 tune sets.

Shake A Leg has been added to 73 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Shake A Leg
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE |: D ~G3 [G3G,3] A | B ~d3 d2 (3Bcd | eg{a}ge dBGB | AB{d}BA GE (3EEE |
DG{A}GF ~G3 A | BddB [d2D2] (3Bcd | eg{a}ge dBGB |1 AGFA G2 GE :|2 AGFA GA (3Bcd ||
|: e~B3 efge | f~B3 fgaf | g~B3 b~B3 | BAGB ABGE |
DG{A}GF [G3G,3] A | BddB [d2D2] (3Bcd | eg{a}ge dBGB |1 AGFA G2 (3Bcd :|2 AGFA G2 GE ||
# Added .
X: 2
T: Shake A Leg
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGGF G3A|BddB d2Bd|egge dBGB|A2BA GEEG|
DGGF ~G3A|BddB d2Bd|egge dBGB|1 AGFA G3E:|2 AGFA GABd||
|:eB~B2 efge|fB~B2 fgaf|g~B3 bBaB|gB~B2 ABGE|
DGGF ~G3A|BddB d2Bd|egge dBGB|1 AGFA GABd:|2 AGFA G3E||

Two comments

Shake A Leg

This is one of John McCusker’s tunes, off his latest cd, Goodnight Ginger. I emailed him and he said he was more than happy to have it posted here. "It’s great when other people play your tunes," he said.

What I like about this reel is it’s simple structure that still manages some interesting and new phrases. The first part is reminiscent of The Banshee (aka McMahon’s), and then the second half goes it’s own way—not exactly new territory, but blazing it’s own trail.

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