The Moving Bogs reel

Also known as Ag Suirí Leo Ar Fad, Ag Suirid Iad Go Leir, An Baitsiléir Cúthail, The Bashful Bachelor, Courting Them All, Da Siurad Go Leir, Danny Meehan’s, Don’t Bother Me, Jimmy Holme’s Favorite, Jimmy Holme’s Favourite, Miss Rae’s, The Moving Bog, The Moving Bogs Of Allen, Na Bi A’m Bodarad, Na Portaigh Chreathacha, O’Sullivan’s, Portaloo, Rachel Rae, Rachel Rae’s, Rachel Rea’s Rant.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Tap Room (lots of times), Captain Kelly (a few times), Eileen Curran (a few times), The Green Groves Of Erin (a few times) and The Holly Bush (a few times).

The Moving Bogs has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Moving Bogs has been added to 128 tunebooks.

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Seven settings

X: 1
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA dDFA|dgfd ecAc|dAAd BGED|
CEAF GFEF|D2FA dDFA|dgfd ecAc|
dAAd BGED|1 CEAG FDDC:|2 CEAG FDFA||
|:defd fafd|gabg ecAc|d2fd fafd|
efge fdec|defd fafd|gabg ecAc|
dAAd BGED|1 CEAG FDFA:|2 CEAF GFEF||
X: 2
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA d2(3ABc|defg ecAc|d2(3Bcd BGED|CEAG FDEF|
DF~F2 D2(3ABc|defg ecAc|d2(3Bcd BGED|1CEAG FDEF:|2CEAG FDD2||
|:defd gefd|gabg ecAc|def/e/d gefd|gabg ~f3e|
defd gefd|gabg ecAc|d2(3Bcd BGED|1CEAG FDDc:|2CEAG FDEF||
X: 3
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d2Ac d2Ac|dcdf ecAc|dcdA BAGF|EFGA FDD2:|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|defg afdf|efge fdd2|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|dedA BAGF|EFGA FDD2||
X: 4
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|(D2F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|CEA(F GF)EF|
D/D/(D F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)DE:|2 CEA(G FD)Dc||
|:def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)Ac|d/d/(d f)(d fa)fd|efg(e fd)ec|
def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)A(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)Dc:|2 CEA(F GF)EF||
X: 5
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2FA dDFA|dgfd ecAc|dAAd BGED|CEAF GFEF|
D2FA dDFA|dgfd ecAc|dAAd BGED|1 CEAG FDDC:|2 CEAG FDFA||
|:defd fafd|gabg ecAc|d2fd fafd|efge fdec|
defd fafd|gabg ecAc|dAAd BGED|1 CEAG FDFA:|2 CEAF GFEF||
X: 6
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|D2FA {c}d2(Ac)|{c}d2(fd) fe{c}dc|{c}d2(Ad) TBA{F}GF|TE2(AE) {G}FDD:|
A|{c}defg {fg}a2(fd)|g2(bg) {gf}e2{d}(cA)|{c}defg {fg}a2(fd)|AgTfe fddA|
{c}defg fafd|{f}g2(bg) ee{d}cA|{c}D2(Ad) TBA{F}GF|TE2(AE) {G}FDD|]
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 7
T: The Moving Bogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A,| D2FA d2ec | defg ecAc | d2cd BAGF | E2AE FDDA,|
D2FA d2ec | defg fedc | d2cd BAGF | E2AE FDD :|
|:A| d2fd gdfd | gabg efgA | d2fd gdfd | gabg efgA |
d2fd gdfd | gabg efgA | d2cd BAGF | E2AE FDD:|

Twelve comments

Source : Frankie Kennedy & Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh_"Altan"
Transcription: g.m.p.

Tune requested by slainte.

Backward slash in tune name

May I suggest that a slash ("\") doesn’t appear in the name of the tune. It seems to cause a problem in that the name of the tune doesn’t automatically appear on the screen when you download the abc file.
Trevor

Thanks! Seamus Egan also recorded the set of Bobbey Casey’s/ Congress Reel/ this one on the banjo.

I heard the following setting of this tune form mandolin player Mike Patten:

d2Ac d2Ac|dcdf ecAc|dcdA BAGF|EFGA FDD2:|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|defg afdf|efge fdd2|
defg afdf|g2bg ecAc|dedA BAGF|EFGA FDD2||

I think he called it John McGinley’s.

Is it my fault again?
I’m wondering which title is used more often for this tune.

Rachel

I can confuse things even more. This tune is in the "Atholl Collection" - ca late 19th Century - as "Rachel Rae" . Slight differences, but essentially the same tune. I heard Frankie & Mairead play it at the Willie Week, years ago.

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I’ve just found it using JC’s. I agree it’s basically the same tune. "Rachel Rae" must be the original Scottish version which has found its way into the Irish repertoire.

Anyway: as I said, this tune already exists on the database, and (whilst this is only my personal opinion) I think one of them should go really to avoid clutter. I vote to keep *this one*, because the other is exactly the same as the transcription on Henrik Norbeck’s, and also there are some interesting comments posted here.

Glackin “In Full Spate” Version

T:Moving Bog, The
M:C|
S:Paddy Glackin
R:reel
D:Paddy Glackin: In Full Spate
K:D
FE|(D2F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|CEA(F GF)EF|
D/D/(D F)A dDFA|dgfd ecA(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)DE:|2 CEA(G FD)Dc||
|:def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)Ac|d/d/(d f)(d fa)fd|efg(e fd)ec|
def(d fa)fd|gab(g ec)A(c|dA)Ad BGED|1 CEA(G FD)Dc:|2 CEA(F GF)EF||
"variation B1 B5"
|defd f/g/(a f)d|

Brush it under the carpet bog

In Downpatrick, the Patron Saint’s last abode, there lies a notorious moving bog:
Specifically, it is moving and shifting a supermarket and its attendant car park which were carelessly built over it. It’s pointless remembering where you parked your car cause you might not, after you’re done with your shopping, find it where you left it!

The Moving Bog, X:3 / Rachel Rae

This setting appears in The Athole Collection, 1884, as Rachel Rae.

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The Moving Bogs, X:7

Based on Isaac Alderson and Dylan Foley’s version on The Palace Sessions.