Clare’s Dragoons reel

Also known as The Clare Dragoons’ March, The Clare Dragoons.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

Clare’s Dragoons has been added to 2 tune sets.

Clare's Dragoons has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Clare's Dragoons
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|F2A2A2 Bc|d3 ed2A2|F2A2A2f2|gfed B3 A|
|F2A2A2B2|d3 ef3 g|a2d2B2g2|f3 ed3 e|
|f2a2e2f2| d3 ef3 d|f2a2e2f2| gfed B3 g|
|f2a2e2f2|d3 ef3 g|a2d2B2g2|f3 ed2||
X: 2
T: Clare's Dragoons
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | FA AB | d>e dA | FA Af | ed B2 |
FA AB | d>e dA | FA Af | ef d :|
e | fa e>f | d>e fd | fa e>f | g/f/e/d/ B>g |
f<a e>d | de fg | a<A Af | ef d :|]

Nine comments

This is really a march, not a reel. But I wanted it in 4/4 time so I called it a reel.
This comes from a collection of irish whistle tunes.

A march can be 4/4— can’t it?

A march can be 4/4— can’t it?
I played this last night with Chris Droney, concertina legend. Very nice tune.

Usually…

…the number of main beats in a march’s meter is equal to the number of feet possessed by the species intended to do the marching. :)

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Do animals with four legs only ever have one foot on the ground at any one time. What an amazing thought :-)

Clare’s Dragoons

This is a version of a popular Scottish songs called "Happy We’ve Been A’ Thegither":

X:665
T:Happy We’ve Been A’ Thegither
S:Memory
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:2/4
K:D
A | FA AB | d>e dA | FA Af | ed B2 |
FA AB | d>e dA | FA Af | ef d :|
e | fa e>f | d>e fd | fa e>f | g/f/e/d/ B>g |
f<a e>d | de fg | a<A Af | ef d :|]

~ the number of feet possessed ~ muspc

I love it.. & what about marches in 3/4, 6/8 & 9/8 eh? :-D

Number of feet

Marches in 3/4 for wounded warriors with canes

Marches in 6/8 for wounded warriors with walkers

Marches in 9/8 for wounded warriors who have lost their mind but still dancing