The Ewe reel

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

There are 30 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Bean Dubh An Ghleanna (a few times), Buttermilk Mary (a few times), In Memory Of Coleman (a few times), Paddy Fahey’s (a few times) and Tim Maloney’s (a few times).

The Ewe has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Ewe has been added to 74 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 .
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:|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|

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The Ewe

From Paddy Carty.

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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?