The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn reel

Also known as An Ceirtlín Snáithe In Aimhréidh, Fulham Broadway, Killoran’s, Raveled Hank Of Yarn, The Raveled Hank Of Yarn, Tangled Hank Of Yarn, The Tangled Hank Of Yarn.

There are 48 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Beauty Spot (a few times), The Belharbour (a few times), The Boys Of Ballinahinch (a few times), The Fairy (a few times) and Gilbert’s Fancy (a few times).

The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn has been added to 7 tune sets.

The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn has been added to 131 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: A |B2 Bd A3 B |GBBB GBBB |dAAA d2 eg |fdcA AGGA |
B2 Bd G2 AB |GBBB GBBB |dAAA d2 eg |fdcA AGG :|
|: B |d2 GG dGBd |g2 ga bage |dGGG d2 eg |fdcA AGGB |
dGGG dGBd |g3 a bgaf |g2 ga bgag |fdcA AG G :|
X: 2
T: The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||
X: 3
T: The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BBBG AcBA |GBBB GBBB |dAAA d2 eg |1 fdcA AGGA :|2 fdcA AGBc |
|: dGGG BGBd |g2 ga agaf |gGGG BG Bd |egdB BAAA |
dGGG BGBd |g3 a agaf |g2 ga agag |fdcA BG GG :|
X: 4
T: The Ravelled Hank Of Yarn
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|| B2 Bd A3 B |GBBB GABc |dAAA d2 eg |fdcA AGGA |
B2 Bd A2 AB |GBBB GABc |dAAA d2 eg |fdcA AGG2 ||
|| dG ~G2 dGBd |g2 ga bage |dGGG d2 eg |fdcA AGGB |
dGGG dGBd |g3 a bgaf |g2 ga bgag |fdcA AG G2 ||

Nineteen comments

Clare Reel No. 1

Two reels, this and surprise surprise Clare Reel No. 2 have turned up at our session, handed across from a nearby workshop. I don’t know their origin, or if they have proper names. They sound more like barndances, and have an unusual (at least the way we play them) character. I’d be very grateful if anyone recognises this one.

Martin

Thanks Will. I’ve replaced it with Clare Reel number 2, again searching for fragments of the ABC have not turned anything up - do you recognise it? TIA

Martin

Aha, Martin, now you’ve got the Ravelled Hank of Yarn, which (surprisingly) doesn’t appear to be in the database here yet. Congratulations! And a nice tune it is. too.

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Ravelled Hank of Yarn

A great tune which I think was associated with the playing of Piper Willie Clancy.

I am *stunned*. Thanks!

LOL, no one’s said that to me since the time I jump started a car sitting up to its axels in flood waters….
:o)

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Were they holding the ends of the leads at the time?

That’s it. :o)

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John Kelly’s version

John Kelly’s version is:

X:1
T:Ravelled Hank of Yarn, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:John Kelly
R:Reel
K:G
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cAAg | fdcA AGG2 |
B3 B c2 Ac | B2 GB dcAF | DB B2 cBce | fdcA AGG2 ||
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBcA | fgaf g2 ag | fdcA AGG2 |
fgaf g2 fd | cAAB cBce | fgaf bgag | fdcA AGG2 ||

but his version seems closer to the Doon Reel, although it is that possible both tunes have a common origin

Spillane version

X: 1
T: Ravelled Hank Of Yarn, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: BBBG AcBA |GBBB GBBB |dAAA d2 eg |1 fdcA AGGA :|2 fdcA AGBc |
|: dGGG BGBd |g2 ga agaf |gGGG BG Bd |egdB BAAA |
dGGG BGBd |g3 a agaf |g2 ga agag |fdcA BG GG :|

Also titled…

Fulham Broadway is what Josephine Keegan calls this tune in her tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean". Where this name might come from I don’t know.

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