Feeding The Birds reel

Also known as McSweeney’s, Mike Rafferty’s.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Feeding The Birds has been added to 1 tune set.

Feeding The Birds has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Feeding The Birds
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G3F|:DGGA B2ag|efdc AGGF|DGGA B2AG|1 AdcA G3F:|2 AdcA G3F|
|:DGGA B2ag|efdc AGGF|DGGA B2AG|1 AdcA G3F:|2 AdcA G4||
|:fgag fdde|~f3d cAG2|fgag fdd2|dgfa ~g3a|
b2af gfde|~f3d cAGF|DGGA B2AG|1 AdcA G4:|2 AdcA G3F||
# Added by LH .
X: 2
T: Feeding The Birds
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GF|:DGGA B2 ag|egdc BGG F|DGGA B2 AG|BdcA G2 GF:|
|fgag fdd e|effd cA ag|fgag fddA|defa ~g3 a|bgag {a}gfd e|fded cAGF|DGGA B2 AG|BdcA G2 GF||
X: 3
T: Feeding The Birds
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGGA B2ge|dBAc BEED|DGGA B2dA|1 BAAc BGG2
X: 4
T: Feeding The Birds
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GF|:DGGA B2ag|efdc AGGF|DGGA B2AG| AdcA G3F|
DGGA B2ag|efdc AGGF|DGGA B2AG| AdcA G4||
|:fgag fdde|f3d cAG2|fgag fdd2|dgfa g3a|
b2af gfde|f3d cAGF|DGGA B2AG|1 AdcA G4:|2 AdcA G3F||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Feeding the Birds

Posted in response to a request from "cluaintarbh" (do I detect a Rafferty fan? :)

Feeding the Birds was made up by Mike Rafferty "with the help of Mary and the birds outside". Recorded by the Rafferty’s on The Dangerous Reel and also by Kevin Crawford.

I think Kevin Crawford plays the beginning part single but I have it as a full 16 bars.

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Feeding the Birds

Thank you once again, another great Rafferty reel. Yes, as you guessed I am a fan. Up East Galway!

Transcription - Kevin Crawford / Maiden Voyage

Transcription from the playing of this tune by Kevin Crawford (Track 10/3rd tune on the "Maiden Voyage"):

GF|:DGGA B2 ag|egdc BGG F|DGGA B2 AG|BdcA G2 GF:|
|fgag fdd e|effd cA ag|fgag fddA|defa ~g3 a|bgag {a}gfd e|fded cAGF|DGGA B2 AG|BdcA G2 GF||

It’s also akin to this tune, whose name I forgot (Help needed here. Altan recorded it… a Highland?):
DGGA B2ge|dBAc BEED|DGGA B2dA|1 BAAc BGG2…

Matthew 6:26

Biholde ye the foulis of the eire, for thei sowen not, nethir repen, nethir gaderen in to bernes; and youre fadir of heuene fedith hem.