Hand Me Down The Tacklings reel

Also known as Bring Her To The Shelter.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Hand Me Down The Tacklings has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Hand Me Down The Tacklings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
EAAB c2 BA|GEED GEED|EAAB c2 BA|dBGc BA A2:|
Aeef e2 dc|Bdde d2 cB|Aeef e2 dc|dBGc BA A2|
Aeef e2 dc|Bdde d2 cB|c3 A B2 Be|dBGc BA A2|
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: Hand Me Down The Tacklings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DGGA B2 AG|FD D2 FD D2|DGGA B2 AG|cAFB AG G2:|
Gdde d2cB|Accd c2 BA|Gdde d2 cB|cAFB AG G2|
Gdde d2cB|Accd c2 BA|B3 G A3 d|cAFB AG G2||
3
X: 3
T: Hand Me Down The Tacklings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
EAAB c2 BA|GEED GEED|EAAB c2 BA|dBGc BA A2:|
Aeef e2 dc|Bdde d2 cB|Aeef e2 dc|dBGc BA A2|
Aeef e2 dc|Bdde d2 cB|c3 A B2 Be|dBGc BA A2|
# Added by JACKB .
4
X: 4
T: Hand Me Down The Tacklings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A(d{e}d)e f/a/f ed|cAAB cAGB|A(d{e}d)e f/a/f ef|{a}gecd e(d{e}d)c|
A(d{e}d)e f2ed|cAAB c/B/A GB|Adde fAef|g/f/e cd e(d{e}d)c||
dfab a(g{a}g)f|e(g{a}g)f (g>{a}g) fe|dfab a(g{a}g)f|{a}gecd e(d{e}d)c|
dfab a(g{a}g)f|e(g{a}g)f (g>{a}g) eg|~f3d e(a{b}a)f|g/f/e cd e(d{e}d2)||

Eight comments

Hand Me Down The Tacklings

This has nothing whatever to do with the similarly-named reel “Hand Me Down The Tackle”. It comes from the "Gunn Collection", and appears on the 2nd “Hidden Fermanagh” CD, where it is played on accordion with fiddle double-tracked, I think, by Catherine Dunne. I have to admit, it’s a tune which defeats me, the “G#s” being just too awkward, but I thought I’d post it for all you lucky people going to the festival in Derrygonnelly.

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I fell in love with that tune the first time I heard it on the "Hidden Fermanagh II". Playing a naked pipes chanter (without keys) I was really sad as I realised it was in A. So I will learn it in G and remain a wannabe.

X: 1
T: Hand Me Down The Tacklings
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
M: 4/4
DGGA B2 AG|FD D2 FD D2|DGGA B2 AG|cAFB AG G2:|
Gdde d2cB|Accd c2 BA|Gdde d2 cB|cAFB AG G2|
Gdde d2cB|Accd c2 BA|B3 G A3 d|cAFB AG G2|]

A published source

Josephine Keegan includes this tune (under this title) in her tunebook "A Drop in the Ocean" (2004).

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Forgot to mention — Keegan’s transcription is in A dorian !

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Re: Hand Me Down The Tacklings

The McNamara family recorded this tune as ‘Bring Her to the Shelter’ in A dorian. Their version is from the Grier ms, Leitrim 1883.