Growling Dogs reel

Also known as The Growling Dogs.

Growling Dogs has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Growling Dogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c4|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1 "D"D8:|[2 "D"D6(3ABc||
|:d2dB"C"c2Bc|"G"dBGB"D"A2(3ABc|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1 "D"D6(3ABc:|[2 "D"D8||
2
X: 2
T: Growling Dogs
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c4|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1 "D"D8:|[2 "D"D6(3ABc||
|:d2dB"C"c2Bc|"G"dBGB"D"A2(3ABc|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1 "D"D6(3ABc:|[2 "D"D8||

Seven comments

Growling Dogs

I ran across an MP3 of this fun little tune Googling "Australian sessions." (I don’t live in Aus… I was just curious ;) ) I don’t know much about it… whether it is an adaptation of an Celtic tune or a purely indigenous Aussie dance number. Funny thing is, it sounds an awful like an Ottawa Valley style tune. Canada and Australia having a similar heritage, perhaps it’s a case of divergent evolution.
Anyway I figured it was worth transcribing and I think we’ll have fun with it at our session. Hope you do too!

I believe ^B should be typed as =c.

It’s in Dmix

K: Dmix
|:"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c4|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1"D"D8:|[2"D"D6(3ABc||
|:d2dB"C"c2Bc|"G"dBGB"D"A2(3ABc|"G"dB c/2B/A GBAG|
"D"AFDB,"C"C2-CB,|"D"A,2DEF2D2|FGAB"C"c2Bc|
"G"dB c/2B/A GBAF|[1"D"D6(3ABc:|[2"D"D8||

It sounds like a song air to me. A similar melody is used for a song "When a Man’s in Love" on the Chieftains 9: Boil the Breakfast Early.

Yeah, i thought so.

i knew it must be modal, just didn’t know which one.

I’m sure there’s a hornpipe (possibly a set dance) in the Irish tradition very similar to this.

In Oz…

a fellow session mate recently had an on line chat with an Australian fiddler and he asked him "what’s the fiddle music like in Australia?"
the answer…. "Irish"