Miss Gunning’s Rant reel

Also known as The Contradiction, Miss Gunning’s, Miss Gunning’s Delight, Miss Gunning’s Fancy, Miss Gunnings.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Miss Gunning’s Rant appears in 1 other tune collection.

Miss Gunning's Rant has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Miss Gunning's Rant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c3A BEED|CEAc BEEc|dBBA Bcdg|aefd ceae|
c2Ac BEED|CEAc BEEc|dBBA Bcdg|aefd cAAB|
Aaag ~a3e|dcBA GABc|Aaag aece|dcBA E/E/EA2|
Aaag ~a3e|dcBA GAfg|aece fdBc|dBcA E/E/EA2|
|:aec'e aec'e|bed'e bed'e|c'ee'a c'ee'a|dcBA EAA/A/A:|
cefe cefe|f/g/aec BEEB|cefe cefe|afed cAAB|
cefe cefe|f/g/aec BEEB|c/B/AeA fAgA|aefd cAAB|
2
X: 2
T: Miss Gunning's Rant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2BA (G/A/B) ED|CEAc BEE2|c2BA (G/A/B) Ed|(c/d/e) EB cA A2:|
|:aAaA aA A2|(G/A/B) ~B2 (G/A/B) ~B2|aAaA aA AB|c2 BA EA A2:|
|:ce~fe ce~fe|fedc BE ~E2|ce~fe ce~fe|fefg aA A2:|

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Miss Gunning’s Rant (reel)

Source: Leitrim’s Hidden Treasure by McNamara Family
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta

Here’s what Brian McNamara himself has to say about it (from his website http://www.piperbrian.com/music/track_story_lht.html ):

"Miss Gunning’s Rant comes from the Grier manuscript and variants of the reel can be found in both Ryan’s Mammoth collection and Kerr’s collection as ‘Miss Gunning’s Fancy’, in Waifs and Strays by O’Neill as ‘The Contradiction’ and earlier in the Airds’ collection (1782-1799) as ‘Miss Gunning’s Delight’. The Gunning sisters, Maria and Elizabeth hailed from Castle Coote, Co. Roscommon and were daughters of John and Bridget Gunning. Bridget Gunning was daughter of Theobald Burke the 6th Viscount Mayo. Having fallen on hard times, their fortunes recovered when the sisters married into the English and Scottish aristocracy, becoming respectively Lady Coventry and Duchess of Hamilton and Argyle. Miss Gunning’s Rant was composed in honour of Elizabeth. The word ‘rant’ suggests a lively reel and is also used to describe lively strathspeys in Scotland."

Version from Thompson

from Thomspon’s Compleat Collection c.1770ish

X: 1
T: Miss Gunnings
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amaj
|:c2BA (G/A/B) ED|CEAc BEE2|c2BA (G/A/B) Ed|(c/d/e) EB cA A2:|
|:aAaA aA A2|(G/A/B) ~B2 (G/A/B) ~B2|aAaA aA AB|c2 BA EA A2:|
|:ce~fe ce~fe|fedc BE ~E2|ce~fe ce~fe|fefg aA A2:|