Boil The Breakfast Early reel

Also known as Peadar’s, Pedar’s.

There are 41 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Maid In The Cherry Tree (a few times), Billy Brocker’s (a few times), Bunker Hill (a few times), The Chattering Magpie (a few times) and The Chicago (a few times).

Boil The Breakfast Early has been added to 11 tune sets.

Boil The Breakfast Early has been added to 336 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Boil The Breakfast Early
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|G2 BG AFDF| G2Bd c2BA|G2 BG AFDF| GEEG c2BA|
G2 BG AFDF| G2 Bd c2 Bc|dBcA BGAF| GEEG c2 Bc||
d2 fd eBAB|d2 fa g2 fe|d2 fd eBAB| BGEG c2 Bc|
d2 fd eBAB|d2 fa g2 fg|afge fded| BGEG c2 Bc||
dAAA dAFA|dAAA defe|dAAA dAFA|GEEG c2 Bc|
dAAA dAFA|d^cde dgfe| dBcA BGAF|GEEG c2 ||
X: 2
T: Boil The Breakfast Early
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG AD D2| GB B2 c2BA|G2 BG AD D2| GE E2 c2BA|
G2 BG AD D2| GB B2 c2 Bc|dBcA BGAF| GE E2 c2 Bc||
|:d2 fd edB^c|d2 ef g2 fe|d2 fd edBA| GE E2 c2 Bc|
d2 fd edB^c|d2 ef g2 fg|afge fded| dcAB c2 Bc||
|:dA A2 dAFA|dA A2 defe|dA A2 dAFA|GE E2 c2 Bc|
dA A2 dAFA| d2 d^c defe| dBcA BGAF|GE E2 c2 BA ||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Boil The Breakfast Early
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B | GE E/E/E GDDB | GE E/E/E B2 AB | GE E/E/E GDDG | EFGA B3 :|
e | dGeG BAAe | dGed B2 dg | dGeG BGAB | GEGA B2 Be |
dGeG BAAe | dGed B2 Ba | gfeg dgBG | EFGA BGAB |]
X: 4
T: Boil The Breakfast Early
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG A~D3| GABG c2BA|GABG AGEF| GE E2 ~c2BA|
G2 BG A~D3| G~B3 c2 Bc|dBcA BGAF|1 G~E3 .cz BA:|2G~E3 .cz B^c
|:d~A3 dAFA|d~A3 dz fe|d~A3 dAFA|G~E3 ~c2 Bc|
d~A3 dAFA| d^cde dfe^c| dBcA BGAF|GE E2 ~c2 BA:|

Eight comments

We play this in Canada as a two-part tune, corresponding to the A and C parts listed here.

Version ?

I think that version is not the best you can find ;)

I’m with you msikio.

Try this instead:

G2 BG ADDA l GBBA c2 BA l GABG ADDA l GE E2 c2 BA l
G2 BG ADD2 l DBB2 c2 Bc l dBcA BGAF l GE E2 c2 Bc

d2 fd eA A2 l d2 fg a2 gf l d2 fd eA A2 l GE E2 c2 bc l
d2 fd eA A2 l d2 fg a2 fg l afge fded l BE E2 c2 bc l

dA A2 dAFA l dA A2 defe l dA A2 dAFA l GE E2 c2 bc
dA A2 dAFA l dA A2 defe l gefd ecdB l GE E2 c2 BA

This is very bare bones - add rolls, crans, triplets, & melodic variations at your discretion. Hint: I cran the living sh*t out of most of those (lower octave) D2s and E2s.

Paddy Maloney’s Version

X: 1
T: Boil The Breakfast Early
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:G2 BG AD D2| GB B2 c2BA|G2 BG AD D2| GE E2 c2BA|
G2 BG AD D2| GB B2 c2 Bc|dBcA BGAF| GE E2 c2 Bc||
|:d2 fd edB^c|d2 ef g2 fe|d2 fd edBA| GE E2 c2 Bc|
d2 fd edB^c|d2 ef g2 fg|afge fded| dcAB c2 Bc||
|:dA A2 dAFA|dA A2 defe|dA A2 dAFA|GE E2 c2 Bc|
dA A2 dAFA| d2 d^c defe| dBcA BGAF|GE E2 c2 BA ||

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Boil The Breakfast Early

"Boil The Breakfast Early" is related to an old Highland reel found in Captain Fraser’s 1816 collection:

X: 1
T: Fashion Which the Lasses Have, The
T: Am fasan th’aig na Caileagan
S: Airs & Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland…
N:Transposed from A major for comparison
Z: Nigel Gatherer
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: G
B | GE E/E/E GDDB | GE E/E/E B2 AB | GE E/E/E GDDG | EFGA B3 :|
e | dGeG BAAe | dGed B2 dg | dGeG BGAB | GEGA B2 Be |
dGeG BAAe | dGed B2 Ba | gfeg dgBG | EFGA BGAB |]

Other versions of this tune can be found here:
https://thesession.org/tunes/4652

The air was used apparently for a Gaelic song, "giving a ludicrous account of all the eccentricities of female dress."

I wonder….?

On the west coast of Scotland, might this be known as "Boil The Buckfast Early" ? :)

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Great on a set by Dympna O’Sullivan , Anglo Concertina 2007

Boil The Breakfast Early

X:4 Piping setting in 2 parts from Leo Rowsome.