The Old Schoolmaster reel

Also known as John Lees, Old School Master.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Old Schoolmaster appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Old Schoolmaster has been added to 5 tune sets.

The Old Schoolmaster has been added to 33 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Old Schoolmaster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3A c2ed|cAA2 cAA2|EGGE Acde|1agec d2cA :|2agec d2cd||
eggf gedg|eaag a3g|eggf ge (3def|agec d2 cd|
e2gf gedg|eaag a3g|e3d c2de|agec d2cA|
X: 2
T: The Old Schoolmaster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
~G3A cded|cA~A2 cAAG|EG~G2 GAce|1 gece edcA :|2 gece decd||
egg^f gedg|eaag ~a3g|egg^f gc (3efg|agec decd|
egg^f gedg|eaag ~a3^f|gede cdeg|gece edcA||
X: 3
T: The Old Schoolmaster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
~G3A cded|cA~A2 fAcA|~G3A cdef|1 gage decA:|2 gage dece||
|:g2gf efg2|a2ag fga2|g2gf efge|1 cdec dece:|2 cdec decA||
X: 4
T: The Old Schoolmaster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 A (3Bcd ed|c~A3 cAAG|E~G3 (3Bcd e|1 agec edecA :|2agec d2cd||
|:egge ged2|eaag a3g|egge gg eg|agec de cd|
egge ged2|eaag a3g|gede cdea|gece de cd:|
X: 5
T: The Old Schoolmaster
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G3A (3Bcd ed|cA A2 cAAG|EG G2 GAce|gede edcA |
G3E (3Bcd ed|cA A2 cAAG|EG G2 GAce|gede eddc||
|:egg^f gedg|eaag a3g|egg^f gc (3efg|agec decd|
egg^f gedg|eaag a3g|gede cdeg|gede eddc||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

I got this at Canberra 2004

I MUST have its name, and the proper notes
I’ve bluffed a couple of bars, after 3 nights listening I can’t hear them clearly.

Thanks
Pat

Gan Aimn reel

Sounds to me like it’s a version of "The Redhaired Lass."

Stop Looking ! I found it.

Its called "The Old Schoolmaster".
Its in O’Neills.
Apparently its alson "Three Shouts from a Hill" ( Cian )

Pat

The Old Schoolmaster

The people at Canberra would have got it off the Cian album. Their setting goes like this:

X: 1
T: Old Schoolmaster, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Cmaj
~G3A cded|cA~A2 cAAG|EG~G2 GAce|1 gece edcA :|2 gece decd||
egg^f gedg|eaag ~a3g|egg^f gc (3efg|agec decd|
egg^f gedg|eaag ~a3^f|gede cdeg|gece edcA||

The Old Schoolmaster

I was singing this to myself the other day and, after getting confused between 2 different B-parts, I realised that this is probably just a version of the fling Johnny Will You Marry Me https://thesession.org/tunes/1990. Transposed into C for comparison with the above, it becomes:

X: 1
T: Johnny Will You Marry Me?
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Cmaj
~G3A cded|cA~A2 fAcA|~G3A cdef|1 gage decA:|2 gage dece||
|:g2gf efg2|a2ag fga2|g2gf efge|1 cdec dece:|2 cdec decA||

McGoldrick´s version "Aurora" cd

X: 1
T: Old Schoolmaster, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:~G3 A (3Bcd ed|c~A3 cAAG|E~G3 (3Bcd e|1 agec edecA :|2agec d2cd||
|:egge ged2|eaag a3g|egge gg eg|agec de cd|
egge ged2|eaag a3g|gede cdea|gece de cd:|

The Old Schoolmaster, X:5

My take on this tune.

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