Boil The Breakfast Early reel

Also known as Peadar’s, Pedar’s.

There are 44 recordings of this tune.

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Boil The Breakfast Early appears in 2 other tune collections.

Boil The Breakfast Early has been added to 20 tune sets.

Boil The Breakfast Early has been added to 353 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
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 ||
2
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 .
3
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 |]
4
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.