The First Day Of Spring reel

By Tommy Peoples

Also known as The First Day In Spring, Tommy Peoples’.

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The First Day Of Spring appears in 1 other tune collection.

The First Day Of Spring has been added to 3 tune sets.

The First Day Of Spring has been added to 52 tunebooks.

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d2 cA GF DF|(3GFG cG dG cG|Ad cA GF DF|Gg (3fga g3 a|
ba gf dc Ag|ag fd cA FA|G2 cG dG cG|1 Ad cA G4:|2 Ad cA G3 f||
~g3 a bg (3ggg|gb ag fd de|fa ge f2 cf|Af ag fd cA|
~g3 a bg (3ggg|af ge fd cA|G2 cG dG cG|Ad cA G4:|
DG (3GGG Gd cA|G2 cG dG cG|DF (3FFF Fc AG|F2 cF dF cF|
DG (3GGG Gd cA|G2 cG dc c2|af ge fd cA|Fd cA G4:|
2
X: 2
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
dc{d}cA GFDF|G2cG dGcG|dAcA GFDF|Gg (3.f.g.a ~g3a|
ba{ga}gf dcAg|agfd {cd}cAFA|G2cG dGcG|Ad{cd}cA G4:|
|:~g3a bg~g2|gbag fdde|fage f2cf|Afag fd{cd}cA|
~g3a bg~g2|afge fd{cd}cA|G2cG dGcG|Ad{cd}cA G4:|
|:DG (3.G.G.G GdcA|G2cG dGcG|DF~F2 FcAG|F2 (3.F.F.F dFcF|
DG (3.G.G.G GdcA|G2cG dGcg|ag{a}ge fdcA|AdcA G4:|
3
X: 3
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d2cA GFDF|G2cG dGcG|AdcA GFDF|Gg (3fga g3a|
bagf dcAg|agfd cA^FA|G2cG dGcG|AdcA G4:|
|:g3a bg~g2|gbag fdde|fage f2Af|cfag fdcA|
g3a bg~g2|afge fdcA|G2cG dGcG|1 AdcA G4:|2 AdcA G3F||
|:DG~G2 GdcA|G2cG dGcG|DF~F2 FcAG|F2cF dFcF|
DG~G2 GdcA|G2cG dcc2|afge fdcA|AdcA G4:|
4
X: 4
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2dB AGEG|(3AGA dA eA dA|BedB AGEG|Aa (3gab a3b|
c'bag edBa|bage dBGB|A2dA eAdA|1 BedB A4:|2 BedB A3g||
|:~a3b c'a (3aaa|ac' ba geef|gbaf g2dg|Bgba gedB|
~a3b c'a (3aaa|bgaf gedB|A2dA eAdA|BedB A4:|
|:EA (3AAA AedB|A2dA eAdA|EG (3GGG GdBA|G2dG eGdG|
EA (3AAA AedB|A2dA edd2|bgaf gedB|GedB A4:|
5
X: 5
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
d2cA GcAG|F2~F2 cFAc|dccA GABd|(3gag fa f~g2a|
bagf dgfd|(3Bcd fd cAFA|G2cG dGcG|AdcA G4|
dccA G3E|F2~F2 cFAc|dccA GABd|(3gag (3fga f~g2a|
bagf dgfd|(3Bcd fd cAFA|G2cG dGcG|AdcA G4||
~g3a b3g|~a3g fdde|fage f2cf|A2ag fdcA|
f~g2a bg~g2|afge fdcA|G2cG dGcG|AdcA G4|
~g3a bg~g2|bgag fdde|fage f2cf|A2ag fdcA|
f~g2a bg~g2|afge fdcA|G2cG dGcG|AdcA G3F||
DG (3GGG GdcA|~G2cG dGcG|DF~F2 ~F3E|~F2cF dFcF|
DG~G2 GdcA|G2cG dGcg|~a2ge (3faf dc|AdcA G3F|
DG (3GGG dGGF|~G2cG dGcG|DF~F2 ~F3E|~F2cF dFcF|
DG~G2 GdcA|~G2cG dGcg|~a2ge (3faf dc|AdcA G4||

Ten comments

Nice piece of music!

Tommy Peoples composed this - it’s on The Quiet Glen CD

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So, it’s "The First Day *of* Spring."

The First Day Of Spring

I found another transcription of this on the net but it didn’t have a title - I added that in:

X: 162
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: Reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
Z: Bernie Stocks
K: Gdor
dc{d}cA GFDF | G2cG dGcG | dAcA GFDF | Gg (3.f.g.a ~g3a |
ba{ga}gf dcAg | agfd {cd}cAFA | G2cG dGcG | Ad{cd}cA G4 :|
|: ~g3a bg~g2 | gbag fdde | fage f2cf | Afag fd{cd}cA |
~g3a bg~g2 | afge fd{cd}cA | G2cG dGcG | Ad{cd}cA G4 :|
|:DG (3.G.G.G GdcA | G2cG dGcG | DF~F2 FcAG | F2 (3.F.F.F dFcF |
DG (3.G.G.G GdcA | G2cG dGcg | ag{a}ge fdcA | AdcA G4 :|

Here are some more:

X: 1
T: The First Day Of Spring
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
S: Aoife O’Keeffe
R: reel
K: Gdor
d2cA GFDF | G2cG dGcG | AdcA GFDF | Gg (3fga g3a |
bagf dcAg | agfd cA^FA | G2cG dGcG | AdcA G4 :|
|: g3a bg~g2 | gbag fdde | fage f2Af | cfag fdcA |
g3a bg~g2 | afge fdcA | G2cG dGcG |1 AdcA G4 :|2 AdcA G3F ||
|: DG~G2 GdcA | G2cG dGcG | DF~F2 FcAG | F2cF dFcF |
DG~G2 GdcA | G2cG dcc2 | afge fdcA | AdcA G4 :|

X: 1
T: The First Day Of Spring
R: reel
S: Siobhan Peoples
D: Miltown Malbay Fiddle Class 1993
Z: Barney
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2dB AGEG | (3AGA dA eA dA | BedB AGEG | Aa (3gab a3b |
c’bag edBa | bage dBGB | A2dA eAdA |1 BedB A4 :|2 BedB A3g ||
|: ~a3b c’a (3aaa | ac’ ba geef | gbaf g2dg | Bgba gedB |
~a3b c’a (3aaa | bgaf gedB | A2dA eAdA | BedB A4 :|
|: EA (3AAA AedB | A2dA eAdA | EG (3GGG GdBA | G2dG eGdG |
EA (3AAA AedB | A2dA edd2 | bgaf gedB | GedB A4 :|

Dow - a question

The ‘official’ ABCs for this tune have the key as Gdorian but the key signature is that of Gmajor - an F# rather than the Bb that I’d expect. What is the proper key signature, or really, are the Fs natural and the B flatted in this tune?

It’s Gdor - go by the ABCs. I think the sheetmusic was a mistake that was edited later by the submitter.

This tune is in G minor, I learned it from Tommy one time and it was definitely G minor

It has E naturals. It’s G dorian.