Hand Me Down The Tackle reel

Also known as Bob Steele’s, The Boys Of New York, The Hand Down On My Tackle, Hand Down The Tackle, Hand Me Down My Tackle, Miss Flanagan, The Pure Drop, Reidy Johnnson’s, Reidy Johnson, Reidy Johnson’s, Sin Chugam Anuas An Tacla, Tom Steele, Tom Steele’s.

There are 79 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Flags Of Dublin (a few times), Joe Bane’s Schottische (a few times), Miss Monaghan (a few times), The New Mown Meadows (a few times) and The Boys Of Ballisodare (a few times).

Hand Me Down The Tackle has been added to 10 tune sets.

Hand Me Down The Tackle has been added to 223 tunebooks.

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Eight settings

X: 1
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dD~D2 FDFA | dfaf gfec | dD~D2 FDFA | GFEF GABc |
dD~D2 FDFA | dfaf gfec |d2 ec dBAF | GFEF GABc :||
d2 fd Adfd | ~d2 fd edBc | d2 fd Adfd | BdAG FDDA |
[1 d2 fd Adfd | cdef ~g2 fg | afge fede | BdAG FDD2 :|
[2 ~a3b agfa | ~g2 ef gbag | faeg fdAF | GFEF GABc ||
X: 2
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dD (3DDD FD (3FGA|dfaf {a}gfec|dD (3DDD FAAF|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
dD (3DDD FD (3FGA|dfaf {a}gfec|d2 (3edc dBAF|(3GGG EF GABc:|
d2fd Adfd|(3ddd fd BAFA|(3ddd fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
d2fd Adfd|cdef g2fg|(3agf (3gfe fdec|(3dcB AF EDB,D|
d2fd Adfd|(3ddd fd BAFA|(3ddd fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
(3agf ab agfa|g2 {a}(3gfg gage|faeg fdAF|(3GGG EF GABc||
X: 3
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d~D3 FAAF | dgfd edBc | d~D3 FAAF | GFEF GABc
d~D3 FAAF | dgfd edBd | fdec dcBA | ~G3F GABc::
de(3fed AdfA | dfed cdec | de(3fed Adfd | BGEF GABc
de(3fed AdfA | dfed cdeg | fdec dcBA | ~G3F GABc:|
X: 4
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfec | dD D/D/D FDAD | BFAF EFAB |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfeg | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfec | dcde fdAF | GFED CDBc |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfeg | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc ||
|: d2 fd Adfd | d/d/d fd gfec | dcde fdAF | GFED CDBc |
[1 d2 fd Adfd | cdef g2 fg | afge faec | dBAF EDCD :|
[2 ~a3 b afdf | ~g2 gf gbag | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc |]
X: 5
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dDD2 FDFA|dfaf gfec|dDD2 FDFA|GAEF GABc|
dDD2 FDFA|dfaf gfeg|fdec dBAF|(3GAG EF GABc:|
d2fd edfd|Adfd BDFA|(3ded fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,[DA]|
d2fd Adfd|dfaf g2fg|(3agf (3gfe fdAF|GFEF GABc|
(3ded fd Adfd|Adfd BAFA|(3ded fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
a2{b}ag abaf|g2{a}gf gbag|(3fgf eg fdAF|GAEF GABc|]
X: 6
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
d>D (3DDD F>A (3ABc|dfaf gfec|d>D (3DDD FA{e}dc|BGEF GABc|
d>D (3DDD F>A (3ABc|dfaf (3gag bg|afge fdec|BGEF GABc||
d2 (fd) adfd|(3ded af gfec|d2 (fd) adfd|BGEF GABc|
d2 (fd) adfd|(3ded af g2 (fg)|(3agf (3gfe fdec|BGEF GABc|]
# Added by Moxhe .
X: 7
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dD (3DDD DEFA | dfaf gfec | dD (3DDD DEFA | BdAF EDB,D |
dD (3DDD DEFA | dfaf gfec | Addc dAFA | GFEF GABc ||
d2 fd Adfd | (3ddd fd BAFA | d2 fd Adfd | BdAF EDB,D |
d2 fd Adfd | Adef gefg | afge faec | dBAF GABc |
d2 fd Adfd | (3ddd fd BAFA | d2 fd Adfd | BdAF EDB,D |
a3b afef | gfef g2fe | faec dBAF | GFEF GABc ||
# Added by Jesse .
X: 8
T: Hand Me Down The Tackle
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dD (3DDD FDFA | dfaf gfec | dD (3DDD FDFA | BdAF EDB,D |
dD (3DDD FDFA | dfaf gfec | Addc dAFA | GFEF GABc ||
d2 fd Adfd | (3ddd fd BAFA | d2 fd Adfd | BdAF EDB,D |
d2 fd Adfd | Adef gefg | afge faec | dBAF GABc |
d2 fd Adfd | (3ddd fd BAFA | d2 fd Adfd | BdAF EDB,D |
a3b afef | gfef g2fe | faec dBAF | GFEF GABc ||
# Added by Jesse .

Fifteen comments

Common Session Tune

A good solid common irish session tune, enjoyable on any instrument. AKA as "Reidy Johnson’s" & "Hand Me Down The Tackle". One of the few tune names with a dangling participle.

Here is a transcription of a version by Sean Ryan. Not all that different from that already posted, but it shows his ornamentation. Same key etc.

dD (3DDD FD (3FGA|dfaf {a}gfec|dD (3DDD FAAF|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
dD (3DDD FD (3FGA|dfaf {a}gfec|d2 (3edc dBAF|(3GGG EF GABc:|
d2fd Adfd|(3ddd fd BAFA|(3ddd fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
d2fd Adfd|cdef g2fg|(3agf (3gfe fdec|(3dcB AF EDB,D|
d2fd Adfd|(3ddd fd BAFA|(3ddd fd Adfd|(3Bcd AF EDB,D|
(3agf ab agfa|g2 {a}(3gfg gage|faeg fdAF|(3GGG EF GABc||

Here’s a transcription of another version played by Declan Masterson on the uilleann pipes on his recording ‘End of the Harvest’:

d~D3 FAAF | dgfd edBc | d~D3 FAAF | GFEF GABc
d~D3 FAAF | dgfd edBd | fdec dcBA | ~G3F GABc::
de(3fed AdfA | dfed cdec | de(3fed Adfd | BGEF GABc
de(3fed AdfA | dfed cdeg | fdec dcBA | ~G3F GABc:|

In my opinion this one somehow flows a little better than the one written here.

Its a nice little banjo tune;)

Not the tune on “The Godfather”

The tune Mr. Rooney plays on "The Godfather" listed as "Tom Steele" is known by some as "Tilly Finn´s" ( Fred Finn´s sister ).

This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as The Boys of New York

Uh…

There’s no dangling participle, Brad…maybe if it was "Hand Me The Tackle Down".

Johnny Henry’s version

This version goes down to middle c, which sounds sort of cool. Much more triplets, maybe the Donegal influence.

X: 1
T: Reidy Johnson’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Dmaj
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfec | dD D/D/D FDAD | BFAF EFAB |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfeg | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfec | dcde fdAF | GFED CDBc |
dD D/D/D EDFA | dfaf gfeg | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc ||
|: d2 fd Adfd | d/d/d fd gfec | dcde fdAF | GFED CDBc |
[1 d2 fd Adfd | cdef g2 fg | afge faec | dBAF EDCD :|
[2 ~a3 b afdf | ~g2 gf gbag | f2 eg fdAF | GFED CDBc |]

Hand Me Down The Tackle, X:6

Here is the version published by O’Neill in Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 100, no. 539, as Tom Steele.

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Query…..?

I’m just wondering, you’re posting a lot of tunes here, "Moxhe", several in one day, whereas 1 person only used to be allowed to post 1 tune per day. Most of the tunes you are posting seem to come out of books. Do you play all of these tunes ? Are they common tunes in your local sessions ? Just genuinely curious.

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Hand Me Down The Tackle, X:7

Yet another setting; I play it as a dance version.

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