The Apple Tree reel

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Apple Tree has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Apple Tree
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A2a2 fedc|Aaga fedc|Bcde fBBc|Bcde fefa|
A2a2 fedc|Aaga fedc|Bcde fBBa|gefg a4:|
EAAB cBAE|EAAB cBAG|FBBc dcBA|GABc defe|
EAAB cBAE|EAAB cBAG|FBBc dcBA|GEFG A4:|

Seven comments

The Apple Tree

Someone gave me this tune at a Clonmel workshop last year. It’s on a recent list of Scottish tunes https://thesession.org/discussions/4239, so if it’s the same one then it must be Scottish. Come to think of it, it has got something of the flavour of a Scottish reel about it. It’s a good lively reel to play, and not too difficult for beginners.

Trevor

Scottish

If it’s in A major, then it must be Scottish. ;-)

The Apple Tree

Ah, but sometimes I like to play G maj tunes in A maj :)

Trevor

The Apple Tree

For the fiddle, try transposing this tune down to G; this gives a marvellous opportunity for open G-string drones in bars 1, 2, 5 and 6 of the second part. Then go straight into the full 4-part version of The High Road to Linton in A.
Trevor

That will turn it into an Irish tune then. :-) Ach well, The High Road To Linton will always be Scottish , I suppose

The Apple Tree

The NINETEENTH century I meant!