June Apple reel

Also known as The June Apple, June Apples, The June Apples.

There are 13 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

June Apple appears in 1 other tune collection.

June Apple has been added to 4 tune sets.

June Apple has been added to 125 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: June Apple
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
ageg ageg|aged c2A2|gfef gfef|gfed c2A2|
ageg ageg|aged c2A2|~G3A BAGB|1 ~A3G A2eg:|2 ~A3G A2AB||
|:cdcB ~A3B|c2d2 e2A2|~G3A BABc|d2d2 e3d|
cdcB ~A3B|c2d2 e2A2|~G3A BAGB|1 ~A3G A2AB:|2 ~A3G A2eg||
X: 2
T: June Apple
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:eg|a2 eg a2 eg|a2 ed cBAf|g2 ef g2 ef|gfed cdeg|
a2 eg a2 eg|a2 edcB A2|G2 GA BAGB|A4 A2:|
|:ed|c2 cB A2 AB|c2 d2 e4|G2 GA B2 Bc|d6 ed|
c2 cB A2 AB|c2 d2 e4|G2 GA BAGB|A4 A2:|

Five comments

Scottish Reel

Excellent Scottish reel, although it’s in Amix, it’s easily playable on a D/G melodeon by crossing rows. I don’t play many in A!

Battlefield play it on Celtic Hotel, amongst others.

June Apple

This a very fine American tune.

North Carolina-SW Virginia

I am not that well versed in tunes from SW VA and NC but, this is one of the most popular tunes from that region of the Appalachians that came from Tommy Jarrell. It sounds “Scottish” like a march but I don’t think it has any known Scottish variants. I’m not sure there are any recorded American variants rather than the “revivalist” versions from the 60’s.

I wish I was a June Apple……………

theres a fine old timey version of this tune, with sung verses, by Riley Baugus and Dirk Powell on the cd
Long Steel Rail - probably find it on You Tube somewhere