Barrel Rafferty’s reel

Barrel Rafferty's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Barrel Rafferty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A4|:GEcE EDD2|AcBG A2ge|edce edde|ged^c d2 cA|
GEcE EDD2|AcBG AAge|edce edde|ged^c d2 cA|
(3Bcd ef g2 ea|ageg ~g2ed|^cdef g2 ea|age^c d2 cA|
(3Bcd ef gg ea|agef g2 fg | afge fdez |1 dge^c d2=cA:|2 dfef d4||
X: 2
T: Barrel Rafferty's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A | D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 DF A2 |\
D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 D2 AF |\
A | df~f2 dfaf | g2bf affe | dBBA Bcde |\
faaf g2bf | affe dB B2 | AF~F2 D2 AF | EGFE D3 :|

Five comments

From the "Old Fireside Music*, Mike & Mary Rafferty, transposed to abc by Lesl Harker.
Great tune!

Barrel Rafferty’s

I’m sure this is a version of "Jessie over the Bridge" or "Over the Bridge to Bessie": https://thesession.org/tunes/3968/comments

Tom "Barrel" Rafferty was Mike Rafferty’s father, who played the flute and pipes.

Jessie’s 2nd part and the second part here have some similarities, but I think this are still two reels!

Celtic Winds tune

abcnotation.com has this version:

X:170
T: Barrel Rafferty’s
T: Master McDermott
T: McDermott’s Reel
T: Josie McDermott’s
R: reel
D: Kevin Griffin "Down in Doolin"
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
A | D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 DF A2 |\
BFAF EAFE |
D2 ED FAAB | d2 fe dB B2 | AF ~F2 D2 AF |\
EGFE D3 :|
A | df~f2 dfaf | g2bf affe | dBBA Bcde |\
fdgf e2 de |
faaf g2bf | affe dB B2 | AF~F2 D2 AF | EGFE D3 :|

Sounds much more like what I heard on Celtic Winds.