Merle’s Tune reel

Also known as Liz Carroll’s.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Merle’s Tune has been added to 1 tune set.

Merle's Tune has been added to 37 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Merle's Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:BFBc dBFE|DB,A,B, A,B,CE|FBBc defg|aAfd cAec|
BFBc dAFE|DEFG AECE|DA,DF AFDF|AECF DB, ~B,2:|
|:Bcdf bBgB|fBfa fBdB|ABce aAfA|eAea eAcA|
BFBc dBFB|defg aece|dAfd cAec|AECF DB,~B,2:|
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X: 2
T: Merle's Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A3B cAED|CA,FA, G,A,B,D|EAAB cdef|gdec BGcB|
AEAB cAED|CDEF GEDB,|CG,A,C B,GDB,|A,CB,D CA, ~A,2:|
|:ABce a3g|eAea eA ~A2|GABd g3e|dBBg dB ~G2|
AEAB cA ~A2|cdef gd ~d2|Bcec dcBG|DCB,D CA,~A,2:|
X: 3
T: Merle's Tune
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bdor
|:BFBc dBFE|DB,G,B, A,B,CE|FBBc defg|aefd cAec|
BFBc dBFE|DEFG AECE|DA,DF AECE|AECF DB, ~B,2:|
|:Bcdf bBgB|fBfb fBBA|Bcde aAfA|eAea eAcA|
BFBc dBFB|defg aece|dAfd cAec|AECF DB,~B,2:|

Eight comments

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Why isn’t this tune already online? Anyway, one of her most beautiful ones, if not the best. I play it for a long time, and it’s this kind of melody which really taught me violin, more than fiddle. There are some good places for rolls too, A,; B, and B. f too.

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I find that in the first measure of the last line, I prefer a G to the second F. Like so:
BFBc dBGB

It’s quite pleasing to the ear, because you weren’t quite expecting it, and it adds a nice uplifting lilt to the tune.

Beautiful arpeggios. It’s as good played as a slow reel with lots of expression as it is quickly.

Who’s Merle? ~ 😏 ~ ?

I have an aunt named Merle, great cook, but this wasn’t for her.
Who’s Merle? Does anyone know?

I rather suspect that the OP put Liz Carroll’s name as composer on the original ABC - and of course this forum won’t let you retain it. It’ll be why there is a reference to "her" in the opening post.

Apparently, ‘Merle’ is the name given to one of Liz’s friends with the actual name of Pam Kuras.

Thanks Weejie, hadn’t known that Pam Kuras had such a nickname… 😏

Merle’s Tune, X:2

Added Danú’s setting from Buam.

Merle’s Tune, X:3

A setting from the album Liz Carroll by Liz Carroll