Phyllis’ Birthday reel

Also known as Josephine Marsh’s, Phil’s Favorite, Phil’s Favourite, Philis’s Birthday, Phillis’s Birthday, Phylis’s Birthday, Phyllis’s Birthday.

There are 21 recordings of a tune by this name.

Phyllis’ Birthday has been added to 11 tune sets.

Phyllis' Birthday has been added to 137 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Phyllis' Birthday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BG ~G2 Bded|B2 Ac BAGE|DEGA B2 Bd|edBG A2 ed|
BG ~G2 Bded|B2 Ac BAGE|DEGA BABd|1 deBA G2 ed:|2 deBA G2 z2||
dega b2 ag|egdc BG ~G2|dega b2 ag|eaag a2 ge|
dega ~b2 ag|egdc BG GF|DEGA BABd|deBA G2 zG:|
X: 2
T: Phyllis' Birthday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BG~G2 Bded | B2Ad BGGE | DEGA BABd | edBG A2ed |
BG~G2 Bded | B2Ad BGGE | DEGA BABd|1 deBA G2ed:|2 deBA G4||
|: dega ~b2ag | egdc BG~G2 | dega b2ag | eaag abge |
dega ~b2ag | egdc BGGE | DEGA BABd | edBA G4 :|
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X: 3
T: Phyllis' Birthday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
A~F3 Acdc|ABGB AGFD|CDFG Acce|fdcA G3B|
A~F3 Acdc|ABGB AGFD|CDFG Acce|1 fdcA F2 FG:|2 fdcA F3A||
cdfg aggf|d2 cB AFFA|cdfg afgf|~g3a gfdf|
cdfg aggf|dfcB AFFD|CDFG Acce|1 fdcA F3A:|2 fdcA F2 FG||
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X: 4
T: Phyllis' Birthday
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BG~G2 Bded|B2dB BAGE|DEGA Bd~d2|edBG A2GA|
BG~G2 Bded|B2dB BAGE|DEGA Bd~d2|1edBA G3A:|2edBA G3e||
|:d3g bgaf|gedc BG~G2|dega b3g|a2ab a2ge|
dega bgaf|gedc BGGE|DEGA Bd~d2|1edBA G3e:|2edBA G3A||

Sixteen comments

Who’s Philis?

This is a tune played in our group and I’m wondering if any one knows anything about the tune or the dedicatee

I don’t have any CD’s to hand and an abc search didn’t help but I am sure I have heard either Lunasa or Mike McGoldrick play this.

Is it really Wedding? Birthday, isn’t it?

Reel composed by Clare ACCORDION Player

Reel composed by Clare ACCORDION Player Josie Marsh ,She wrote it for her mums birthday .

Well, I guess I know what I’m doing today. Learning this tune. Me mum’s name is Phyllis, and, believe it or not, today is her birthday.

Small world, ain’t it?

KFG

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Ooops! sorry

It is Birthday. A senior moment got me confused with the chicken keeping and marrying Jenny

Tune

this tune is great, and quite a popular feis tune. there is a great version of this on Feis musician Anthony Davis’ album - Perfect timing, its really lively and upbeat and just makes you want to dance

see yas all later
champ_irish_dancer

Sorry

Correction to above post
Track 5

I have heard from a good source that F is the original key.

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McGoldrick/McSherry version

K: Gmaj
BG~G2 Bded | B2Ad BGGE | DEGA BABd | edBG A2ed |
BG~G2 Bded | B2Ad BGGE | DEGA BABd|1 deBA G2ed:|2 deBA G4||
|: dega ~b2ag | egdc BG~G2 | dega b2ag | eaag abge |
dega ~b2ag | egdc BGGE | DEGA BABd | edBA G4 :|

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Phyllis’ Birthday

Evelyn Healy plays this in F as the second tune here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjd1IdvgKg&feature=related


Bones of it, in F.

X: 1
T: Phyllis’ Birthday
C: Josephine Marsh
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: F
A~F3 Acdc|ABGB AGFD|CDFG Acce|fdcA G3B|
A~F3 Acdc|ABGB AGFD|CDFG Acce|1 fdcA F2 FG:|2 fdcA F3A||
cdfg aggf|d2 cB AFFA|cdfg afgf|~g3a gfdf|
cdfg aggf|dfcB AFFD|CDFG Acce|1 fdcA F3A:|2 fdcA F2 FG||

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