The Bob Wi’ Two Horns reel

Also known as Bob With The Two Horns, The Bob With The Two Horns, The Two Horned Highland Fling.

The Bob Wi' Two Horns has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Bob Wi' Two Horns
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|:(3ddd BG (3ddd BG|(3ccc AF f2 =ef|dcBA GBdg|dcBA BG (3GGG:||
DGBGdGBG|cBAG FGAF|DGBG DGBG|dedc BGGF|
DGBG dGBG|cBAG FGAF|GABc dcdg|dcBA BG (3GGG||
X: 2
T: The Bob Wi' Two Horns
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
|: d2 BG ddBG | ccAF f2 =ef |
dcBA GBdg | dcBA BG G2 :|
|: DGBG dGBG | cBAG FGAF |
[1 DGBG dGBG | dedc BGGF :|
[2 GABc dcdg|dcBA BG G2 |]
X: 3
T: The Bob Wi' Two Horns
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
R: highland fling
|: B/ |d2 B>G d2 B>G | c2 A>F f2 =e>f |\
d2 (3cBA G>Bd>g | d2 (3cBA B<GG3/ :|
F/ |D>GB>G d>GB>G | c2 (3BAG F>GA<F |\
D>GB>G d>G (3BAG | (3ded (3cBA B<GG>F |
D2 (3BAG d>GB<d | c>BA>G F2 (3AGF |\
G2 (3ABc d>^cd<g | d>cB>A B<GG3/ |]

Five comments

After 9 years…

Anything to say about this one? Anyone?

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It’s a tune that appears in Kerr’s Merry Melodies.

"Bob" can mean "dance" in Old Scots, but I can’t imagine a dance with two horns - well maybe.

More likely refers to a beast - bovine, ovine or caprine would be top of the list.

“Bob With the Two Horns” ~ “Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies”

Listed under ‘Irish Reels’, page 21, tune #188, after "Bob With the One Horn", #187…

X: 2
T: Bob With the Two Horns
B: "Kerr’s Fourth Collection of Merry Melodies". page 21, tune #188
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmin
|: d2 BG ddBG | ccAF f2 =ef |\
dcBA GBdg | dcBA BG G2 :|
|: DGBG dGBG | cBAG FGAF |\
[1 DGBG dGBG | dedc BGGF :|\
[2 GABc dcdg | dcBA BG G2 |]

A very nice single reel too… :-)

It also makes as lovely highland fling if you decide to swing it that way, and with that second ending too, perfect! ;-)