The Crock Of Gold reel

Also known as Crock O’ Gold, The Pot Of Gold, Rose Marie.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Fox On The Prowl (a few times), The Tinker’s Daughter (a few times), The Flowing Tide (a few times), Julia Delaney’s (a few times) and Midsummer’s Night (a few times).

The Crock Of Gold has been added to 11 tune sets.

The Crock Of Gold has been added to 285 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B3B BAGE | G3A GEDB | DEGA BAGA | B2dB BAA2 |
B3B BAGE | G3A GED2 | g2fg egdB | DEGA BGG2 :|
|: eaa2 bage | a2ba gede | gedB GABd | egdB BAA2 |
eaa2 bage | a2ba gede | g2fg egdB | DEGA BGG2 :|
X: 2
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
1.) |: ea a2 bage | a2 ba gede | gedB GABd | ~
2.) |: eaag a2 ga | baga bagf | g ~
3.) | eaaa a2 ga | a2 ga bage | gedB G2 Bd | gedB BA A2 | ~ & it's a single reel!!!
X: 3
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2dB cAGE|~G3A GEDB,|DEGA BAGA|B2dB cAFA|
B2dB cAGE|GBAF GED2|g2fg egdB|DEGA BG~G2:|
ea~a2 bagb|agef gede|gedB GABd|egdB BA~A2|
ea~a2 bagb|agef gede|g2fg egdB|DEGA BG~G2:|
X: 4
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: c3e cBAF | A3B AFEA | EFAB cBAB | c2ec cBB2 |
c2Be cBAF | A3B AFE2 | a2ga faec | EFAB cAA2 :|
|: fbb2 fbaf | b2fb afef | afec ABce | f/g/aec cBB2 |
fbb2 fbaf | b2fb afef | a2ga faec | EFAB cAA2 :|
X: 5
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f3a fedB | d2de dBA2 | ABde fede | f2af fee2 |
f2fa fedB | d2de dBAB | d2cd BdAF | ABde fdd2 :|
|: Bee2 fedB | e2fe dBAB | dBAF DEFA | BdAF FEE2 |
Bee2 fede | e2fe dBAF | d2cd BdAF | ABde fdd2 :|
X: 6
T: The Crock Of Gold
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: B2 B2 BAGE | G3A GEDB | DEGA BAGA | B2dB BAA2 |
B2 B2 BAGE | G3A GED2 | g2fg egdB | DEGA BGG2 :|
|: eaa2 bage | a2ba gede | gedB GABd | (3efg dB BAA2 |
eaa2 bage | a2ba gede | g2fg egdB | DEGA BGG2 :|
# Added by JACKB .

Seventeen comments

I’ve seen this listed as being written by Vincent Broderick, I know he’s a flute player but I don’t know much else about him except that I like the tunes I’ve heard he’s written. Does anybody know anything about Vincent Broderick?

Vincent Broderick

I found this description with a book of his music sold in www.thewhistleshop.com:

"All-Ireland Champion and Oireachtas winner, Vincent Broderick is one of the greats of Irish traditional music. His name established by legendary, ‘round-the-clock sessions at the Pipers’ Club and the ’50s Fleadhs, he is famous as well for the variety and invention of his own compositions, now central to the repertoire of many traditional musicians."

Vincent Broderick of Kilreekle is also known as a great piper as well as a fluter. He comes from a very large family, and his nephew, Pat Broderick (owner of Cregg Castle, http://indigo.ie/%7Ecreggcas/) is considered by many to be his piping successor. Vincent deserves much more recognition than he’s gotten in the past, but there you are, there’s many a farmer or secretary or janitor who’s a wonderful player that no one’s ever heard except at their local pub session.

Zina

John Joe McGuire

I have played this tune for years and I always knew it as John Joe McGuires reel.
Good Luck
Mike Allen

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this is also on So Far by Eileen Ivers.

Crock Of Gold

Not sure about the original version of this as I don’t have a copy of the Turoe Stone to hand, but in our session the first couple of bars are different to the posted version: |eaag a2ga|baga bagf|g… I think the original posting is the setting a lot of people have learnt from Kevin Crawford’s playing on Lunasa’s "Otherworld".

“The Crock of Gold” a single reel by Vincent Broderick

The first couple of bars ~ since it is the B-part you’re on about, for comparison below, #1 is Josh Kane’s, #2 is Nox’s (isn’t that a soup, or a boullion cube?), and #3 is "BY-THE-BOOK" ;-) :

1.) |: ea a2 bage | a2 ba gede | gedB GABd | ~
2.) |: eaag a2 ga | baga bagf | g… ~
3.) | eaaa a2 ga | a2 ga bage | gedB G2 Bd | gedB BA A2 | ~ & it’s a single reel!!!

“Traditional Irish Flute Solos: The Turoe Stone Collection” by Vincent Broderick

Walton Music Inc.
ISBN: 1-85720-061-6

Page 28: "The Crock of Gold" ~ single reel, 16 measures

Page 4: "VINCENT BRODERICK was born in Carramore, Bullaun, Loughrea, Co. Galway in 1920. One of seven children, both himself and his brother Peter were to become interested in traditional Irish music at an early age, mainly under the influence of their mother Ann. By their early twenties Vincent and Peter were to become accomplished traditional musicians (the flute) and were to follow the example set for them by the musicians of ‘The Ballinakill and Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band.’" ~ they also played regularly together for events and dances in their community…

London Version (?)

I learned a really nice version of the tune from John Blake and Lamond Gillespie’s duet playing on their "Traditional Irish Music from London" CD.

K: Gmaj
B2dB cAGE|~G3A GEDB,|DEGA BAGA|B2dB cAFA|
B2dB cAGE|GBAF GED2|g2fg egdB|DEGA BG~G2:|
ea~a2 bagb|agef gede|gedB GABd|egdB BA~A2|
ea~a2 bagb|agef gede|g2fg egdB|DEGA BG~G2:|

Not sure if it’s really a standard version in London, but it’s definitely the best one I’ve ever come across. John Blake plays another version, which is close to the original, on Teada’s first album.

And they play it with the repeats in both cases? It works either way…

Yeah. I’ve never heard it played as single.

Your too young… ;-)

I meant to write ~ "you’re"… :-/

makes a good small pipe tume if you cheat a bit!

(third tune)

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