The Ewe reel

Also known as The Ewe, The Green Blanket, Miss Huntley’s, The Yew.

There are 34 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

The Ewe appears in 5 other tune collections.

The Ewe has been added to 8 tune sets.

The Ewe has been added to 85 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Ewe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGGF DGGE|=F2 AF cFAF|DGGF G2 eg|fdcA BGAF|
DGGF DGGE|=F2 AF cFAF|DGGF G2 eg|fdcA BG G2:|
g2 bg dgbg|f2 af dfaf|g2 bg dgbg|agfa g3 a|
bgaf gfde|fefd cAGF|dggf gbag|fdcA G4:|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Ewe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGGF DGGE|=F2 AF cFAF|DGGF G2 eg|fdcA BGAF|
DGGF DGGE|=F2 AF cFAF|DGFA GBdg|1 fdFA G4:|2 fdcA BGBd||
g2 bg dgbg|fgaf dfaf|g2 bg dgbg|agfa g2ga|
bgaf gfdg|fdcA Bggf|dggf g2ag|fdcA BGBd|
g2 bg dgbg|=f2af cfaf|g2 bg dgbg|agfa g2ga|
bgaf gfdg|fdcA Bggf|dggf g2ag|fdcA BG~G2||
3
X: 3
T: The Ewe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D<GGF D<GGE|=F2CF A,FCF|D<GGF D<GGg|1 fdcA (3Bcd AF:|fdcA B<GBd||
g2bg dgbg|fgaf dfaf|g2bg dgbg|ag (3fga gfga|
(3bag af gbag|fdcA (3Bcd AF|Dggf gbag|fdcA (3Bcd AF|

Ten comments

T:Ewe, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Paddy Carty - Traditional irish Music
R:reel
Z:gmp
K:G
DGGF DGGE | =F2 AF cFAF | DGGF G2 eg | fdcA BGAF |
DGGF DGGE | =F2 AF cFAF | DGFA GBdg|1 fdFA G4:|2fdcA BGBd||
g2 bg dgbg | fgaf dfaf | g2 bg dgbg | agfa g2ga |
bgaf gfdg | fdcA Bggf | dggf g2ag | fdcA BGBd|
g2 bg dgbg|=f2af cfaf|g2 bg dgbg| agfa g2ga |
bgaf gfdg | fdcA Bggf | dggf g2ag | fdcA BG~G2|

Joe Burke and Mike Rafferty recorded this reel as a straight G major tune with all the F notes sharp, informing that’s how the Old Ballinakill Ceili Band did it in 30’s. It seems Paddy Carty was from the next parish of East Galway.

This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as Miss Huntley’s Reel

Re: The Ewe

Isn’t "Paddy Healy’s" (as found on a recording with John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Reg Hall) an Ador version of this tune?

Re: The Ewe

Heard this one in Donegal played as a highland.

Re: The Ewe

William Marshall’s composition "The Marquis of Huntly" is possibly the source of the "Miss Huntly" title, and probably the source of the tune, although there are a couple of other tunes very close.