The Mouse Behind The Dresser reel

Also known as Mary O’Neill’s Fancy.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Mouse Behind The Dresser has been added to 1 tune set.

The Mouse Behind The Dresser has been added to 23 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Mouse Behind The Dresser
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
ge|dBAB ~G3 D|EGDG EGDB|dBAB ~G3 D|EGAc BGGB|
dBAB ~G3 D|EGDG EGDB|dBAB ~G3 D|EGAc BGGB|
d ~B3 dBeB|d ~B3 dege|d ~B3 degd|egdB A3 B|
d ~B3 dBeB|d ~B3 degd|egdB A2 GE|DEGA Bdge|dBAB G4||
X: 2
T: The Mouse Behind The Dresser
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3efg dB G3E|DG G2 DGBc|dBAB G3A|Beed efge|
dBAB G3E|DG G2 DGBc|dBAB G3A||Beed e2 ge||
|:dB B2 dBgf|dB B2 d2 ge|dB B2 g2 fg|(3efg fa g2 Bd|
dB B2 dBgf|edef g3a|bgaf gfed|(3efg fa g2 Bd||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Could this be possibly related to The Mouse Behind the Dresser?

Yes, it is quite similar - but don’t shout too loud or it’ll get deleted.

cnfinley - There seems to be an extra bar in the B-part. Is there a repeat sign missing somewhere?

"Is there a repeat sign missing somewhere?"

Correction : Are there 1st and 2nd-time bar signs missing?

I would say that the extra bar in the B part at the end is how you would finish the tune if it was the last in a set - really a repeat of the first bar. There are quite a few tunes where it seems to be the norm to finish by playing a phrase from the start of the tune.

This is a fine reel. Session players can work out repeats, transitions to other tunes, or the ending with no problem.

A setting of “Mary O’Neill’s”

This really seems a lot like "Mary O’Neill’s" (in the O’Neill collection), aka "Mouse Behind the Dresser"

My Version

X: 1
T: Mouse Behind The Dresser, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Gmaj
|:(3efg dB G3E|DG G2 DGBc|dBAB G3A|Beed efge|
dBAB G3E|DG G2 DGBc|dBAB G3A||Beed e2 ge||
|:dB B2 dBgf|dB B2 d2 ge|dB B2 g2 fg|(3efg fa g2 Bd|
dB B2 dBgf|edef g3a|bgaf gfed|(3efg fa g2 Bd||

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