Miss Thornton’s reel

Also known as The House On The Hill, Miss Thornton, Ms. Thornton’s, The Winding Stream, Woodford Fling, The Woodford Fling, The Woodford Highland Fling, The Woodford Highland.

There are 48 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Aggie Whyte’s (a few times), The Dublin (a few times), Eileen Curran (a few times), Follow Me Down To Carlow (a few times) and The Green Gates (a few times).

Miss Thornton’s has been added to 6 tune sets.

Miss Thornton's has been added to 168 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Miss Thornton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2 Bd gdBd | cBAB cedc | ~B3 A GBdg |
ecAF GFED | G2 Bd gdBd | cBAB cedc |
~B3 A GBdg |1 ecAF G2 (3DEF :|2 egfa g2 ga ||
|: bg ~g2 bged | egdg egdg | bg ~g2 bged |
(3efg fa g2 ga | bg ~g2 bged |egdg egdg |
bgaf gfed |1 (3efg fa g2 ga :|2 (3efg fa gedB ||
X: 2
T: Miss Thornton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
bg~g2 bgag|egdg egdg|bg~g2 bgag|egfa ~g3a|
bg~g2 bgag|egdg egde|~g3a gfed|1 egfa ~g3a:|2 egfa gedB||
X: 3
T: Miss Thornton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2B/c/d gdBd | cBA2 cedc | BGAF GBdg | ecAF GFED |
G2B/c/d gdBd | cBA2 cedc | BGAF GBdg |1 ecAF G4 :|2 egfa g4 ||
|: bggg bgag | egdg egdg | bggg bgag | eaag a4 |
bggg bgag | egdg egdg | bgaf gfed |1 e/f/gfa g4 :|2 ezf/e/f gedB ||
# Added by bdh .
X: 4
T: Miss Thornton's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: G2B/c/d gdBd | cBAB cded | ~B3A GABd | ecAF GFED |
G2Bd gdBd | cBAB cded |1 ~B3A GABG | (3EFG FA ~G3 F :|2 ~B3A GABd |(3efg fa ~g3 a||
|: bg (3ggg bgag | egdg egdg | bggg bgag | (3efg fa ~g3 a |
bg (3ggg bgag | egdg egdg | bgaf gfed |1(3efg fa ~g3 a :|2(3efg fa g4 ||

Thirteen comments

Miss Thorton’s

My buddy Jay Gilbert (Guitar) put this into ABC’s tonight, it shows up on a lot recordings that I can think of but somehow isn’t a session staple. It is an excellent tune, have fun.

Miss thorton ?

Miss Thornton ?

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Highland - Fling - Highland Fling

= 16 bars and with a ‘skip’, another masquerading as a reel, but hey, it ain’t half bad either way…though I have my preferences…

What’s wrong with it being a reel?

or do the very long list of highly respected musicians [ 14 recordings ]who have recorded it all have it wrong?

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As said - “But hey, it ain’t half bad either way “- - -

It’s a nice reel, and, as with so many highlands, with the seperation of need and the association of a dance form, hey, they make nice reels too… There’s quite a smattering of Highlands doing that duty as single reels…and why not…

For the ‘FORMAL APOLOGY’, as some of my comments seem to have been taken other than I thought I’d meant - click on my name and read on…

Fed up with idiots and apologies for nothing, that has since been removed…

Harry Bradley recorded an excellent highland version of this tune.

Nothing to apologise for here, ‘c’. If you like it as a fling good on you. Recordings by professional musicians aren’t the be all and end all. Well, maybe nowadays it is, but it shouldn’t be.

2nd Part

Another way to play it:

K: Gmaj
bg~g2 bgag|egdg egdg|bg~g2 bgag|egfa ~g3a|
bg~g2 bgag|egdg egde|~g3a gfed|1 egfa ~g3a:|2 egfa gedB||

This is almost how Hammy Hamilton plays it with Paul McGrattan on his solo recording "The Moneymusk", on which it’s mistakenly listed as "The House on the Hill". Later Paul McGrattan recorded it under the wrong name on his own album.

The House on the Hill

This tune is recorded as "The House on the Hill" on Dave Sheridan’s album, "Sheridan’s Guesthouse."

X: 1
T: House On The Hill, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|: G2B/c/d gdBd | cBA2 cedc | BGAF GBdg | ecAF GFED |
G2B/c/d gdBd | cBA2 cedc | BGAF GBdg |1 ecAF G4 :|2 egfa g4 ||
|: bggg bgag | egdg egdg | bggg bgag | eaag a4 |
bggg bgag | egdg egdg | bgaf gfed |1 e/f/gfa g4 :|2 ezf/e/f gedB ||

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Another name

In Kerr’s collection the tune goes by the name "Through The Fields". I learned this tune years ago from a High Level Ranters LP called "High Level". There it also bore the name "Through The Fields", and the Ranters followed it with the Tarbolton.

Miss Thornton’s, X:4

Version from a session recording from Patrick Ourceau and Eamon O’Leary.