Coket Side reel

Also known as Coquet Side, Coquetside.

Coket Side has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Coket Side
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:edBG BgB2|edBG BgA2|edBG BgB2|egfa gBA2:|
|:BgBg g/f/e/d/ gd|BgBg g/f/e/d/ A2|BgBg g/f/e/d/ gd|egfa gBA2:|
X: 2
T: Coket Side
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BgBe g/f/e/d/ gd | BgBg eg "tr"A2 |
X: 3
T: Coket Side
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BgBg afgd | BgBg aB A2 |

Four comments

Coket Side

Found in the Northumbrian Pipe tune collection by Berwick.

Coket Side = Coquet Side

In modern English the title would be Coquet Side (the first word being pronounced "Coke-it"). The Coquet is a river some forty miles long which flows into the North Sea about half-way between Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed, in mid-Northumberland. Its valley is an attractive and interesting place with many trad music associations.

Here’s the version in the Minstrelsy:

X: 2
T: Coquetside
S: Bruce & Stokoe – Northumbrian Minstelsy (1882)
M: C
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
edBG Be "tr"B2 | edBG Bg "tr"A2 |
edBG GBgd | egef gB "tr"A2 :|
|: BgBe g/f/e/d/ gd | BgBg eg "tr"A2 |
BgBe g/f/e/d/ gd | e/f/g/f/ g/f/e/d/ gB "tr"A2 :|

X: 1
T: Coquett (sic.) Side
S: John Bell (c.1812)
M: C
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
edBG BeB2 | edBG Bg A2 |
edBG GBgd | egfa gB A2 :|
|: BgBg afgd | BgBg aB A2 |
BgBg afgd | egfa gB A2 :|

This plays better as more of a 2/4 march than a reel, along the lines of something like Meggy’s Foot.