The Top Of The Stairs reel

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Top Of The Stairs has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Top Of The Stairs has been added to 42 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Top Of The Stairs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d2 dB c2 BA | GB B2 AGEF | GEED EGce | dBGB A2 Bc |
dgdB c2 BA | GB B2 AGEF | GEED EGce|1 dBAB GABc :|2 dBAB G4 ||
G,2 G,B, D2 GE | =F2 CF A,FCA, | G,2 G,B, D2 GD | FGAc BG G2 |
edce dBGB | cA=FA c2 dc | BGGF GEDE |1 =FDCF DG G2 :|2 =FDCF DGG^F ||
Ge e2 ge e2 | =fe e2 c2 ec | d2 (3ddd dege | dBAB G2 Bd |
egec dedB | (3cBA BG AGEF | GEED EGce |1dBAB G2 GF :|2 dBAB G4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
2
X: 2
T: The Top Of The Stairs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
e2 ec d2 cB | Ac c2 BAFG | AFFE FAdf | ecAc B2 cd | eaec d2 cB | Ac c2 B
AFG | AFFE FAdf | ecBc A4 :|
A,2 A,C E2 AF | =G2 DG B,G DB, | A,2 A,C E2 AE | GABd cA A2 | fedf ec
Ac | dB=GB d2 ed | cAAG AFEF |1 =GEDF EA A2 :|2 =GEDF EAA^G |
Af f2 af f2 | =gf f2 d2 fd | e2 (3eee efaf | ecBc A2 ce | fafd efec | (3
dcB cA BAFG | AFFE FAdf |1 ecBc A2 AG :|2 ecBc A4 |
# Added by Kenny .
3
X: 3
T: The Top Of The Stairs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e2 ec d2 cB | Ac c2 BAFG | AFFE FAdf | ecAc B2 cd |
eaec d2 cB | Ac c2 BAFG | AFFE FAdf | ecBc A4 :|
A,2 A,C E2 AF | =G2 DG B,G DB, | A,2 A,C E2 AE | GABd cA A2 |
fedf ecAc | dB=GB d2 ed | cAAG AFEF |1 =GEDF EA A2 :|2 =GEDF EAA^G ||
Af f2 af f2 | =gf f2 d2 fd | e2 (3eee efaf | ecBc A2 ce | fafd efec | (3
dcB cA BAFG | AFFE FAdf |1 ecBc A2 AG :|2 ecBc A4 ||

Five comments

The Top Of The Stairs

This is the 2nd Liz Carroll reel as played by Mick Moloney on his “Strings Attached” recording. The first of the 2 reels, along with comments which apply to this tune as well, can be found here:


“Top Of The Stairs” in “A”.

e2 ec d2 cB | Ac c2 BAFG | AFFE FAdf | ecAc B2 cd | eaec d2 cB | Ac c2 B
AFG | AFFE FAdf | ecBc A4 :|
A,2 A,C E2 AF | =G2 DG B,G DB, | A,2 A,C E2 AE | GABd cA A2 | fedf ec
Ac | dB=GB d2 ed | cAAG AFEF |1 =GEDF EA A2 :|2 =GEDF EAA^G |
Af f2 af f2 | =gf f2 d2 fd | e2 (3eee efaf | ecBc A2 ce | fafd efec | (3
dcB cA BAFG | AFFE FAdf |1 ecBc A2 AG :|2 ecBc A4 |

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Joanie Madden played this tune last time she was out our way, and she said Liz composed this on a button box, of all things, just noodling around while sitting at the top of the stairs in her home.

Posted .

I think I had read that story somewhere , Will. A perfectly acceptable place to "noodle", and would that all "noodling" should lead to such a good tune.

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The Top Of The Stairs, X:3

Just pasted Kenny’s Amaj version. Liz and John Doyle play it in A on the DOuble Play record.