Dashing White Eejit reel

Also known as David Doocey’s.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Dashing White Eejit has been added to 4 tune sets.

Dashing White Eejit has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Dashing White Eejit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
eBB/B/B ecce|Bcef gffg|eBeg fagb|aBgB fgec|
eBB/B/B ecce|Bcef gffb|aBgB fgec|1 Bebg feef:|2 Bebg feeB||
cffe fcac|gbfg efce|Beef e3 g|bgfe fgeB|
cffe fcac|gbfg efce|Beef e3 g|bgfa geeB|
cffe fcac|gbfg efce|Beef e3 g|bgfe fgeB|
cffe fcac|gbfg efce|Beef e3 g|bgfa ge e2||
2
X: 2
T: Dashing White Eejit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AEEA F3A | EFAB cBBc | AEAc Bdce | d2cA BAFB |
AEEA F3A | EFAB cBBc | d2cA BAFA |1 EAec BAAB :|2 EAcB BAAE ||
FBBA B3d | c3c BAFA | EAA FAA (3Bcd | edcA BAFE |
FBBA B3d | c3c BAFA | EAA FAA (3Bcd | edce dcBA |
FBBA B3c | d2cA BAFA | EAA FAA (3Bcd | edcA BAFE |
FBBA B3c | d2cA BAFA | EAA FAA GA | A FAA EFAB |]
3
X: 3
T: Dashing White Eejit
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAA/A/A dBBd|ABde feef|dAdf egfa|gAfA efdB|
dAA/A/A dBBd|ABde feef|gAfA efdB|1 Adaf edde:|2 Adaf eddA||
Beed eBgB|faef deBd|Adde d3 f|afed efdA|
Beed eBgB|faef deBd|Adde d3 f|afed fddA|
Beed eBgB|faef deBd|Adde d3 f|afed efdA|
Beed eBgB|faef deBd|Adde d3 f|afeg fd d2||

Seven comments

Dashing White Eejit

There was a request for this. By Allan Henderson and on The Old Style by Blazin’ Fiddles. I think he wrote it for his sister who injured herself dancing the Dashing White Sergeant.

Dashing White Eejit

Nice to see a tune in Emaj for a change!
Trevor

Gan Ainm

From this video of David Doocey, Brona Graham and Ryan Molloy. Reel starts at 2:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EnoDrNzwh8


Related discussion is: https://thesession.org/discussions/37222

"Hmm, it sounds Scottish to me, maybe a new composition, something that Ian Hardie could have written. Or, of course, David Doocey himself." — jeff_lindqvist

"Can’t help with this one Tom, but I’m absolutely certain I’ve heard it before. The change into the 2nd part is quite memorable. I think jeff might be on the right track with it being a recent Scottish composition. I’d suggest getting the first 2 bars of the 2nd part and sticking it through "Tunepal" and see what come up. Ian Hardie is a possibility as composer, another candidate might be Charlie McKerron, maybe Adam Sutherland. Just a gut feeling, could be totally wrong, but I’m sure someone here must know it." — Kenny

Gan Ainm

I contacted David to learn more about this tune, sadly he doesn’t even know the name. This is what he said:

"Hey Khelton! How are things? I’m not sure of that tunes name, I learned it from Brona who learned it when she was in Cape Breton for a while. Sorry I can’t be of more assistance!"

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19968260/David.png (Screenshot of his explanation)

In the absence of any title for now, I’ve added "Brona Graham’s" as an alternative title, since David Doocey got it from her, and "David Doocey’s" since I got it from a YT search for him…

Will remain a Gan Ainm for now though.

Still no name

Further independent confirmation that this came, via Brona, from Cape Breton. Now all we need is an expert well-versed in Cape Breton tunes!

Dashing White Eejit, X:2

This is a version transposed to Dmaj for those flute and whistle players who has a keyless flute in D or just a whistle in D. Enjoy!