The Green Pigeon reel

Also known as Johnny Doherty’s, Westport Chorus.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Green Pigeon has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Green Pigeon has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Green Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3F GFED|FDAF G3E|FDAF GFED|dAcA G3B|
DFFD GFED|FDAF G3E|FAAF G3B|dBcA G3B|
A3B c3B|AFAB cAed|c2AB cAGE|d2cA G3B|
A3B c3B|AFAB cde2|~f3d ~e3c|dcAF G3E|
X: 2
T: The Green Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDAF GFED | FDAF G3 A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3 A |
FDAF GFED | FDAF G3 A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3 A :|
|: A3 B cAGE | A3 B cdec | A3 B cAGE | dBcA G2 G2 |
A3 B cAGE | A3 B cd e2 | f3 d e3 c | dcAF G2 G2 :|
X: 3
T: The Green Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|FGAG FD(3DDD|FDAF G2AG|FDAF GFED|BdcA G2AG|
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2AG|FDAF GABc|dBcA G2FG|
A3B cABG|A2AB c2dc|A3B cABG|BdcA G2FG|
A3B cABG|A2AB c2Bc|dBcA BGAG|Adde dcAG|
X: 4
T: The Green Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G2 AG|
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G4|
A3B cAGE|A3B cded|cAAB cAGE|dBcA G4|
A3B cAGE|A3B cdeg|f3d2<e2c|dcAF G4|
X: 5
T: The Green Pigeon
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FDAF GFED|FDAF G3 A|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G3 A|
FDAF GFED|FDAF G3 A|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G3 A||
A3B cAGE|A3B cdec|A3B cAGE|dBcA G3B|
A3B cAGE|A3B cdeg|f3d e3c|dcAF G2 AG||
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

Source: Angelina Carberry And Martin Quinn by Angelina Carberry And Martin Quinn
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

That whole solo track by Martin Quinn is magnificent. Great album in all…oh and a nice tune. Thanks gm.

Pigeons are taking over the world…

I think Paddy Fahy will take over first I’m afraid!

“The Green Pigeon” / “Johnny Doherty’s” ~ back from the future, another dup

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on January 23rd 2007 by JACKB.

K: D Major
AG |:
FDAF GFED | FDAF G3 A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3 A |
FDAF GFED | FDAF G3 A | FDAF GFEc | dBcA G3 A :|
|: A3 B cAGE | A3 B cdec | A3 B cAGE | dBcA G2 G2 |
A3 B cAGE | A3 B cd e2 | f3 d e3 c | dcAF G2 G2 :|

"I got this version from the playing of Liam O’Flynn on one of his CDs. I know there are other reels on this site called Johnny Doherty’s, but I couldn’t find this version anywhere. I love the tune and it fits great on the pipes of whistle, Sorry can’t speak for fiddlers."

# Posted on January 23rd 2007 by JACKB

A Goodman tune.

Transcribed in Tunes of the Munster Pipers somewhat different, and in G:

|FGAG FD(3DDD|FDAF G2AG|FDAF GFED|BdcA G2AG|
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2AG|FDAF GABc|dBcA G2FG|
A3B cABG|A2AB c2dc|A3B cABG|BdcA G2FG|
A3B cABG|A2AB c2Bc|dBcA BGAG|Adde dcAG|

—DtM

“Westport Chorus” / “The Green Pigeon” ~ another rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on November 15th 2008 by Mix O’Lydian.

X: 4
T: Westport Chorus
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G2 AG|
FDAF GFED|FDAF G2 AG|FDAF GFEc|dBcA G4|
A3B cAGE|A3B cded|cAAB cAGE|dBcA G4|
A3B cAGE|A3B cdeg|f3d2<e2c|dcAF G4|

Source: as played by the musicians at the Hibernia Centre, Bristol, England.
I’ve submitted it in D-Major, as it begins in that key/mode. However, the second part of the tune modulates to A-Mix.

# Posted on November 15th 2008 by Mix O’Lydian