The Bog Man reel

Also known as Joe Murtagh’s.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Bog Man has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Bog Man
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:"Em"g2 ef "G"gbag|"Bm"f2 df "Em"edBA|"Em"G2EF GA (3.B.=c.c|"G"dB(3.B.B.B "Em"dBAB|
"Em"[g3B3]f gbag|"D"[f2A2]"Bm"df "Em"edBA|"Em"G2EF GABc|"Bm"dBAF "Em"FEEB:|
|:"Em"Be(3eee ceBe|"Bm"fbba "A"fece|"D"fddd "G"BdAB|"D"Ad{e}dc "G"dBAd|
"Em"Be(3eee ceBe|"Bm"fbba "A" fece|"Em"~b3 a "Bm"fedc|dBAF "Em"FEE2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Bog Man
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
e|:fedf eage|dged cAGE|FFDE FGAB|cA (3AAA cAGA|
fedf eage|(3ddd ed cAGE|F3E FGAB|cAGE EDD2:|
|:Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2 eg|ec (3ccc Gced|cAGA cAG2|
Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2 eg|gaag efed|cAGE EDD2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Bog Man
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
|:fedf eage|(3dded cAGE|F2DE FGAB|cA (3AAA cAGA|
fedf eage|(3dded cAGE|F2DE FGAB|cAGE EDD2:|
|:Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2ed|ec (3ccc AcGc|Gced cAGc|
Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2eg|gaag efed|cAGE EDD2:|
4
X: 4
T: The Bog Man
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
g2ef gbag|f2df edBA|G2EF GABc|1 dB~B2 dBAB:|2 dBAF GEE2||
|:Be~e2 c'ebe|fbba fece|1 fd~d2 BdAB|Ad~d2 dBAd:|2 b3a fedc|dBBA FEE2||

Seven comments

Danu’s

This is from Dau’s "The road less travelled" recording Track7. They do not give a name on the cover - Has anybody one?

Transcription by the fiddler Helen Lehmann, Thanks!

Update

The triplet in the first part, bar 3, is (b c c# ) not (b c# c#)
I have corrected the abc, but Jeremy was much faster making the dots. Other instruments like pipes should play another triplet anyway.

The Bog Man

This tune was played for me by Theo Paige, fiddler extraordinaire, and I did my best to transcribe it as he played it. He tells me Joe Murtagh composed the tune in 1996.

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Very nice tune! I’ll try it right right now!

Variation

Here’a a variation in abc from the Bridgetown CD.

X:1
T:Bog Man,The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:Ddor
|:fedf eage|(3dded cAGE|F2DE FGAB|cA (3AAA cAGA|
fedf eage|(3dded cAGE|F2DE FGAB|cAGE EDD2:|
|:Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2ed|ec (3ccc AcGc|Gced cAGc|
Ad (3ddd bdad|eaag e2eg|gaag efed|cAGE EDD2:|