The Dublin Porter reel

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Five settings

1
X: 1
T: The Dublin Porter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3A BcdB|cBAB cdec|d2dc dcAG|(3FED AD BDAF|
DBBA BcdB|cBAB cdef|g2fg ecAG|1 FGAF G2GA:|2 FGAF GABd||
|:g2gf gdBd|g2fg eA~A2|eA~A2 eA~A2|fgaf gfef|
g2gf gdBd|g2fg eA~A2|eA~A2 eA~A2|1 fgaf gdef:|2 fgaf gedc||
2
X: 2
T: The Dublin Porter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:B3A BcdB|cBAB cdec|Addc dcAG|FGAF DEFD|
B3A BcdB|cBAB cdef|g2fg ecAF|AGGF G2 GA:|
|:g3f gdBd|g2fg eA A2|eA A2 edeg|fgaf gfef|
g3f gdBd|g2fg eA A2|eA A2 edeg|fgaf gfed:|
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3
X: 3
T: The Dublin Porter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2BA BcdB|cBAB cdec|Add^c dcAG|FGBF DEFD|
ABBA BcdB|cBAB cdef|g2fg ecAF|1 GGGF G2DG:|2 GGGF GABc||
dggf gdBd|g2fg eAAA|eAAA eAeg|fgag fgaf|
g2gf gdBd|g2fg eAAA|eAAA eAeg|1 fgaf g2ef:|2 fgaf gfed||
4
X: 4
T: The Dublin Porter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B4 B4|(3BcB AB cdef|d3d dcAG|FDAD BDAF|
DG~G3 B4|(3BcB AB cdef|g3fg ecAF|1 ~G2GF G4:|2 ~G2GF G2Bd||
g3g gdBd|g2fg eAAA|eAAA eAef|gbaf gfed:|
5
X: 5
T: The Dublin Porter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
~B3A BcdB|cBAB cde^c|d2de d^cAG|FDAD BDAF|
DBBA BcdB|cBAB cdef|g2fg ecAF|1 GBAF G3A:|2 GBAF GABd||
|:g3f gdBd|g2fg eA~A2|eA~A2 eAAe|fgaf gfef|
g2gf gdBd|g2fg eA~A2|eA~A2 eA~A2|1 fgaf gdef:|2 fgaf gedB||

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Dublin Porter

This is a version I got from Dave Sheridan many years ago.

X: 1
T: Dublin Porter
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:B3A BcdB|cBAB cdec|Addc dcAG|FGAF DEFD|
B3A BcdB|cBAB cdef|g2fg ecAF|AGGF G2 GA:||
|:g3f gdBd|g2fg eA A2|eA A2 edeg|fgaf gfef|
g3f gdBd|g2fg eA A2|eA A2 edeg| fgaf gfed:||

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Dublin Porter, X:4

Source: The Kilfenora Ceili Band
Transcription: Gian marco pietrasanta
Note : The B part is short as in a single reel.

Re: Dublin Porter

It’s amazing how few comments are on this tune! It really is a great one, in an understated kind of way; pity it took me so long to realize it. I like the somewhat hornpipe-like ending of the first part, as well as the "G"-"C"-"D" chord modulation in the first part, and the modulation to Ador for some of the second part. I wonder about the ancestry / relationships of this tune…

Re: The Dublin Porter

Sounds almost Handl or Mozart!

Re: The Dublin Porter

I think the correct way to play this tune is first part twice and second part once. The tune also ends on the first part played twice. I love the power that a band can get in to the first part on the long notes when changing in to it

The Dublin Porter, X:5

An attempt at transcribing McEvoy/Ó Raghallaigh/Ó Raghallaigh’s setting on their album Comb Your Hair And Curl It. I love this lively and joyful reel. They play it one tone lower, so there might be some inaccuracies in my transcription, but I think the main features are here. It’s mostly about the use of c sharps, otherwise it’s similar to gian marco’s setting.