The First Month Of Spring reel

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The First Month Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dB~B2 A2FA|~A2FA defe|dB~B2 ADFA|Beed egfe|
dB~B2 BAFB|~A3B defg|afge fdef|dBAB ~e3f|
af~f2 afbf|af~f2 afef|af~f2 ~a3f|eafe dBA2|
af~f2 afbf|af~f2 afea|fa~a2 fb~b2|bafe ~f3e|
X: 2
T: The First Month Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
cAfA G2EG | G2EG cded | cA3 GE3 | [1 GA B/c/d efed :| [2 GA B/c/d e3d ||
c3e geae | geeg a3g | geeg a2ge | eddc defa |
ge3 geae | geeg a3g | efa2 ageg | fdec dfed ||
# Added by tbag .
X: 3
T: The First Month Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dB B2 A2FA|A2FA defe|dB B2 ADFA|Beed egfe|
dBBA ADFB|A3B defg|afge fdef|dBAB e3f||
|:af f2 afbf|af f2 afef|af f2 a3f|eafe dBA2|
af f2 afbf|af f2 afea|fa a2 fb b2|bafe f3e||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The First Month Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G2 eG GGeG | cded cAfA | Geee GAcd | e2 ed cAfA
G2 eG GGeG | cded cAfA | Geee GAcd | e2 ed c2ce
geae geeg | a2 a2 geee | a2 ge eddc | defa geee
geae geeg | a2 ag egag | ageg fdec | dfed cAfA

Seven comments

Source: Matt Molloy and Sean Keane - "Contentment Is Wealth" [1985]
Transcription: gmp

There is a lovely version of this at Brother Steve’s tinwhistle pages. Played by Tommy McCarthy and called "The First Month of Summer".

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Daimh/Tripswitch version

Does anyone have a transcription for the version of this played by Daimh and At First Light. It is quite different having been changed to the key of C so it would fit on the pipes!!

Thanks

The version on Tripswitch:

X:1
T:The First Month of Spring
K:Cmaj
L:1/8
M:4/4
N:setting from ‘Tripswitch’ by Donal O’Connor & John McSherry
cAfA G2EG | G2EG cded | cA3 GE3 | [1 GA B/c/d efed :| [2 GA B/c/d e3d ||
c3e geae | geeg a3g | geeg a2ge | eddc defa |
ge3 geae | geeg a3g | efa2 ageg | fdec dfed ||

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Different versions:

You’ll find it in CRÉV in A (ok for boxes and fiddles) and in Trip to Sligo in D (ok for flutes!)

And, after all that, myself and a few friends play it in G - how low can you get? 8)

The First Month Of Spring, X:4

The last tune in the set ‘C tune’ on the Daimh album The Pirates of Puirt.