The Camber Lasses reel

Also known as The Camber Lassies.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Camber Lasses has been added to 1 tune set.

The Camber Lasses has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Camber Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cBAF EFAB|c2 (3Bcd cFFF|cBAF EFAB|c2 (3Bcd cAAA:|
f2 fa fecd|ecac cBBB|f2 fa fecd|eBBB cAAA|
f2 fa fecd|ecac cBBB|cefg agaf|ecBd cAAA|
X: 2
T: The Camber Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
a|fecB A2AF|EFAB cBBa|fecB A2AF|EFAB cAA2|
ceBc A2AF|EFAB cBBa|fecB A2AF|EFAB cAA2||
e2ae feae|ceae cBB2|e2ae fgaf|ecBd cAA2|
e2ae feae|ceae cBB2|ecef a2af|ecBd cAA2||
X: 3
T: The Camber Lasses
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
This transcription is inaccurate. There should be a 2nd time ending on the B-part. Last 2 bars are |2 cefe ~a3f|ecBd cAA2||

Twelve comments

Gan Ainm reel from the first set of Dervish’s “Playing with Fire”

The first set of the Dervish album "Playing with Fire" is a set of reels: Buckley’s Fancy, Gan Ainm, and Fred Finn’s. As far as I can tell, the middle tune has not been previously posted. My apologies if I have overlooked something. (This is my first tune posting.)

Variant of Primrose Lasses?

Kenny has pointed out that this tune sounds like a variant of "Primrose Lasses". Should I have not posted it as a new tune?

I think it’s different enough from Primrose Lass.

To me it sounds nothing like the Primrose Lasses.

Sorry lads - to me it’s the same tune, slight variation in the setting or simplified version. But definitely the Primrose Lasses.

Wash your mouth out with soap and water Conan it’s definitely a different tune. (To me).

All those who think it’s a different tune raise their hands.

There.

See?

:)

I thought the two tunes are quite different at first, but now I’m convinced this nameless tune is more or less related to The Primrose Lasses. Here’s my transcription of the Cape Breton version of the well-known tune transposed into Amaj: you’ll find striking similarity, especially in the second part.

K: Amaj
a|fecB A2AF|EFAB cBBa|fecB A2AF|EFAB cAA2|
ceBc A2AF|EFAB cBBa|fecB A2AF|EFAB cAA2||
e2ae feae|ceae cBB2|e2ae fgaf|ecBd cAA2|
e2ae feae|ceae cBB2|ecef a2af|ecBd cAA2||

By the way, the Dervish version is still quite distinct and worth a separate entry, I think.

P.S. The version above is normally played in G in Cape Breton: I’ve already posted the original G major version in an appropriate place. You can listen to me playing it on Jim’s Mighty Craic Online page. That’s not my best playing though.

Yeah Slainte I don’t know why you kept trying to convince us they’re different. It was obvious to us all along that they’re the same tune.

Camber Lasses

Heard Emily play this at a session in Sydney and made a mental note to remember to ask her what she called it, then I forgot all about it, and then I found her posting of it today whilst browsing, albeit in Gmaj https://thesession.org/tunes/1947.

Camber Lasses

This transcription is inaccurate. There should be a 2nd time ending on the B-part. Last 2 bars are |2 cefe ~a3f|ecBd cAA2||