Coming Home From The Bog reel

Also known as The Gardener’s Daughter, My Love Is Fair And Handsome.

Coming Home From The Bog appears in 1 other tune collection.

Coming Home From The Bog has been added to 2 tune sets.

Coming Home From The Bog has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Coming Home From The Bog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE|:D2 DE GABG|cGBG AGEG|D2 DE GABG|AGEF G2 GE|
D2 DE GABG|cGBG AGEG|D2 DE GABG|1AGEF G2 GE:|2AGEF G2 GA||
|:Bd ~d2 edBc|d2 BG AGED|Bd ~d2 edBc|dedc BGGA|
Bd ~d2 edBc|d2 BG AGED|gfgd efge|1dBAB G2 GA:|2dBAB G2 GE||
2
X: 2
T: Coming Home From The Bog
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
~E3F ABcA|eA (3cBA BFAF|~E3F ABcA|BF~F2 BFAF|
~E3F ABcA|eA (3cBA BFAF|~E3F ABcf|edcA BAaA||
Bcce cdad|Bcac BAFA|Bcce ~d3f|edcA BAaA|
Bcce cdad|Bcac BAFA|~a3e faaf|edcA BAAF||
~D3E GABG|dG (3BAG AEGE|~D3E GABG|AE~E2 AEGE|
~D3E GABG|dG (3BAG AEGE|~D3E GABe|dcBG AGgG||
ABBd Bcgc|ABgB AGEG|ABBd ~c3e|dcBG AGgG|
ABBd Bcgc|ABgB AGEG|~g3d egge|dcBG AGGE||
|:GE|D2DE GABG|cGBG AGEG|D2DE GABG|AGEF G2:|
GA|Bd~d2 edBc|d2BG AGED|Bd~d2 edBc|dedc BGGA|
Bd~d2 edBc|d2BG AGED|~g3d egge|dBAB G2||
|:AF|E2EF ABcA|dAcA BAFA|E2EF ABcA|BAFG A2:|
AB|ce~e2 fecd|e2cA BAFE|ce~e2 fecd|efed cAAB|
ce~e2 fecd|e2cA BAFE|~a3e faaf|ecBc A2||

Four comments

David I dearly wish you’d comment on your tunes as I’d like to know where you got this one.

Breathnach?

I think this tune is supposed to be a single reel. It is most likely related to McFadden’s Handsome Daughter. I play a version of this in A as a single reel:

X: 1
T: Coming Home From The Bog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
~E3F ABcA|eA (3cBA BFAF|~E3F ABcA|BF~F2 BFAF|
~E3F ABcA|eA (3cBA BFAF|~E3F ABcf|edcA BAaA||
Bcce cdad|Bcac BAFA|Bcce ~d3f|edcA BAaA|
Bcce cdad|Bcac BAFA|~a3e faaf|edcA BAAF||

In Gmaj, that becomes:

X: 1
T: Coming Home From The Bog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
~D3E GABG|dG (3BAG AEGE|~D3E GABG|AE~E2 AEGE|
~D3E GABG|dG (3BAG AEGE|~D3E GABe|dcBG AGgG||
ABBd Bcgc|ABgB AGEG|ABBd ~c3e|dcBG AGgG|
ABBd Bcgc|ABgB AGEG|~g3d egge|dcBG AGGE||

The Breathnach version as a single reel goes as follows:

X: 1
T: Coming Home From The Bog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:GE|D2DE GABG|cGBG AGEG|D2DE GABG|AGEF G2:|
GA|Bd~d2 edBc|d2BG AGED|Bd~d2 edBc|dedc BGGA|
Bd~d2 edBc|d2BG AGED|~g3d egge|dBAB G2||

And transposed into Amaj, it becomes:
X: 1
T: Coming Home From The Bog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
|:AF|E2EF ABcA|dAcA BAFA|E2EF ABcA|BAFG A2:|
AB|ce~e2 fecd|e2cA BAFE|ce~e2 fecd|efed cAAB|
ce~e2 fecd|e2cA BAFE|~a3e faaf|ecBc A2||

Other versions can be found at Henrik Norbeck’s site, albeit 3-part settings under the title of McFadden’s Handsome Daughter, since the 2 tunes aren’t recognised as distinct.

I’m also struck by how similar the B-part is to the high part of Anderson’s Reel https://thesession.org/tunes/1631. Maybe the 2 tunes would go nicely in a set together. Perhaps Anderson’s would follow this tune nicely.