The Grey Bob reel

Also known as Gray Bob.

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Cuttie’s Wedding (a few times), The Mortgage Burn (a few times) and Rakish Paddy (a few times).

The Grey Bob has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Grey Bob
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: cAeA cAAf | g2 dB g2 fa | cA (3AAA eAce | aece a2 ea |
ceAe ceAe | g2 dB g2 fa | c2 cA BAGB | A2 ag a2 ea :|
|: a2 ec aece | g2 dB g2 fa | a2 ec aeca | A2 ag a2 ea |
c2 ag aece | g2 dB g2 fa | c2 cA B2 GB | A2 ag a2 ca :|

Two comments

The Grey Bob

Heard an acquaintance (GHP player, normally) rip this out on a D whistle, overblowing the high a’s like a mutha and just ripping on it. Hypnotic in its simplicity. Got the gist of it from him, then listened to the Tannahill Weavers version. Hard to transpose from that “Bb and a wee bit” pipe tuning. Brenda Stubbert plays this as well, I think, tho I’ve never that version yet.

"heard" that version yet…

even spellcheck isn’t idiot-proof