Trolley’s reel

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Trolley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABGA F3 E|FFAc dcB(c|c)AGA F3 F/E/|DFAc BEGB|
ABGA FccB|c2 ec B3 B/c/|dFBd cEAc|1 BAGA F3 A:|2 BAGA Fcfg||
|:affe f3 c|dfab gefg|affe dad(e|e)BfB gBab|affe faB(c|
c2)cB AEAc|1 dFBd eAde|fAdf gBfg:|2 dFBd cEAc|BAGA F3 A||
2
X: 2
T: Trolley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
"F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcBc-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F2-F(F/E/)|"D"DFAc "E"BEGB|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A|
"F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{=c}^c-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F3TE|"D"DFAc "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGLA "F#m"z cfg|
"F#m"affe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g|
"F#m"a)ffe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"D"affe faB{B}c-|"D#m7-5"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A||
"F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{=c}^c-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F3TE|"D"DFAc "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"{A}B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}FAB{=c}^c-|
"F#m"(c=c)BA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{c}e-|"F#m"e2-e(d/c/) dcAA-|"D"AE (A/B/)c "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"{A}B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGLA "F#m"z cfg|
"F#m"affe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g|
"F#m"a)f{g}fe {e}f2fc|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A||
|:"F#m"ABGA {E}F2FE|CFAc "E"{c}dcBc|"F#m"ABGA {E}F2FE|
"D"DFAc "E"BEGB|"F#m"ABGA FccB|"A"c/c/c ec "E/A"{A}B2Bc|
"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|1 "E"BAGA "F#m"{E}F3A:|2 "E"BAGA "F#m"Fcfg||
|:"F#m"affe {e}f2fc|"D"dfab "E"gefg|"F#m"affe "D"dad"4"e|
"E"z BfB "C#m"gBab|"F#m"affe {e}f2fB|"A"{B}c2cB AEAc|
[1"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g:|2 "D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"BAGA "F#m"{E}F4||
3
X: 3
T: Trolley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABGA F3 E|CFAc dcB(c|c)AGA F2 FE|DFAc BEGB|
ABGA FccB|c2 ec B2 Bc|dFBd cEAc|1 BAGA F3 A:|2 BAGA Fefg||
|:affe f3 c|dfab gefg|affe dad(e|e)BfB gBab|affe f3B|
c2cA FFAc|1 dFBd eAce|fAdf gBeg:|2 dFBd cEAc|BAGA F3 A||
# Added by Jamie .

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Trolley’s

Beautiful tune written by Colin Grant.
In F#m

Who ?

So tell us about Colin Grant, please.

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From his website: raised in Toronto, started out with classical violin at 4, and started taking lessons with Sandy MacIntyre at age 10. Family moved to Cape Breton and he started lessons with Allie Bennett and has now performed all over the island. Nowadays he performs solo as well as with the Acadian group Blou.

This is how Colin Grant played it on one of the Celtic Colours CDs, first as a slow air then as a reel. Note the different first time ending to that posted above (so that there is a C#7 chord).
X: 92
T: Trolley’s Reel
C: Colin Grant
M: C|
L: 1/8
Q: 1/2=57
N: as played by Colin Grant
K: F#m
"""Intro: |F#m|D E|F#m D|E C#m|D |A |D A|E F#m|"
"""F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcBc-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F2-F(F/E/)|"D"DFAc "E"BEGB|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A|
"F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{=c}^c-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F3TE|"D"DFAc "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGLA "F#m"z cfg|
"F#m"affe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g|
"F#m"a)ffe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"D"affe faB{B}c-|"D#m7-5"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A||
"""F#m"ABGA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{=c}^c-|"F#m"cAGA {E}F3TE|"D"DFAc "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"{A}B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}FAB{=c}^c-|
"F#m"(c=c)BA {E}F3E|CFAc "E"{c}dcB{c}e-|"F#m"e2-e(d/c/) dcAA-|"D"AE (A/B/)c "E"BEGA-|
"F#m"ABGA FcTcB|"A"{B}c2ec "E/A"{A}B2-B(B/c/)|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGLA "F#m"z cfg|
"F#m"affe {e}f3c|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g|
"F#m"a)f{g}fe {e}f2fc|"D"dfab "E"Tgefg|"F#m"affe "D"dade-|"E"eBfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe faB{B}c-|"A"c2{d}cB AEAc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"TBAGA "F#m"{E}F3A||
|:[Q:1/2=108]"""F#m"ABGA {E}F2FE|CFAc "E"{c}dcBc|"F#m"ABGA {E}F2FE|"D"DFAc "E"BEGB|
"F#m"ABGA FccB|"A"c/c/c ec "E/A"{A}B2Bc|"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|[1"E"BAGA "F#m"{E}F3A:|[2"E"BAGA "F#m"Fcfg|
|:"F#m"affe {e}f2fc|"D"dfab "E"gefg|"F#m"affe "D"dad"4"e|"E"z BfB "C#m"gBab|
"F#m"affe {e}f2fB|"A"{B}c2cB AEAc|[1"D"dFBd "A/C#"eAce|"D"fAdf "C#7"gB^e(g:|[2"D"dFBd "A/C#"cEAc|"E"BAGA "F#m"{E}F4|]

Oh, yeah. I added the ornamentation and chordal accompaniment.

GREAT tune

Heard Colin play this a few weeks ago with the band Pogey at the Great American Irish Festival. I finally managed to find the tune to download…can’t wait to try it out on the tin whistle!