Anything For John Joe reel

Also known as The Bag Of Potatoes, The Bag Of Pratties, The Bag Of Spuds, The Little Bag Of Spuds, Mála Beag Prataí.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Carraroe (a few times) and Terry Teahan’s (a few times).

Anything For John Joe has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Anything For John Joe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bdd2 ceed|BddB A2G2|Bdd2 ceed|g2bg a2g2:|
|:gabg eaa2|gabg e2d2|gabg eaa2|gedB A4:|
X: 2
T: Anything For John Joe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
F2AF G2BG|F2AF E2DE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d3z:|
f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de|1 f2fd efed|cABc d3z:|2 f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de||

Six comments

Anything For John Joe (reel)

Source: "The Moneymusk" by Hammy Hamilton
Transcription: g.m.p.

Nice tune Gian. This is also known as the Little Bag of Spuds (the Chieftans recorded it on one of their early vinyls way back in the late sixties).

There is a slighlty different tune by this name in Breandan Breathnach’s Ceol Rince na hEireann Vol. IV(?). The following setting is from memory, as my copy of CRE is out of my reach, in a cardboard box somewhere in Latvia. Corrections are welcome:

M:4/4
K:Dmix
F2AF G2BG|F2AF E2DE|F2AF G2BG|ABcA d3z:|
f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de|1 f2fd efed|cABc d3z:|2 f2f2 e2de|faaf e2de||