Gone For His Tea reel

Also known as Sarah Hobb’s.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Gone For His Tea appears in 1 other tune collection.

Gone For His Tea has been added to 1 tune set.

Gone For His Tea has been added to 51 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Gone For His Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
E2FE DEFG|A2BF AFED|E2FE DEFG|AFDF (3EFE D2:|
d2ed cA~A2|BAGB A2Bc|d2ed BABc|dBAF (3EFE D2|
d2ed cA~A2|BAGB AFED|E2FE DEFG|AFDF (3EFE D2|
# Added by jdave .
2
X: 2
T: Gone For His Tea
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
E|E2FE DEFG|AFBF AFDF|E2FE DEFG|AFDF E3E|
EDFE D2FG|AdBd AFDF|E2FE DEFG|AFDF E3d||
d2ed cA~A2|BAGB A2Bc|dfec dABc|dABG FDFA|
d2ed cA~A2|BAGB A3F|FGFE DEFG|AFDF E3||

Eight comments

Gone For His Tea

An apparently rare tune, learned from Michael Tubridy’s "Eagle’s Whistle album. The only other recording on the session that has this tune is John Skelton’s "Double Barreled."

It seems the more I play it, the more I like it; especially the mixing of major and minor in the B part. I believe it is from Co. Clare, but not sure; anyone out there know?

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Great tune, that I’ve just learnt on whistle from Irish Flute Tunes on podbean.

It’s in D, rather than E dorian.

"that I’ve just learnt on whistle" ~ your new arrival I take it? 😉

Ya got me, ceol! Absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S it is, too.

😛

Composer Credit

Nice wee tune composed by Michael Tubridy himself. Michael "follies" it with another self-composition"It goes as Follies" on "The Eagle’s Whistle". This has also been posted.
Both tunes got their titles from two often-used expressions of Michael’s former Chieftains band-mate Paddy Moloney.

also found on "Deadly Buzz"

I found this via Spotify listening to the 2011 album Deadly Buzz (Aoibhinn Crónán) by Mick O’Brien & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. They follow it with the Humours of Derrykissane. Beautiful medium tempo playing on pipes and fiddle.

Gone For His Tea, X:2

I learned this tune off Téada’s album, Ainneoin Na Stoirme. They play it as a slow reel, at a gentle pace, and I think it makes the little intricacies of the tune shine. They play in F on the album, but I usually play it in D, as I’ve shown here. Aside from the transposition, this setting is similar to what’s on the album, but not exact.

This is my first time submitting a setting, so let me know if I’ve done all right.