Bill Connor’s reel

Bill Connor's has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Bill Connor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AF Adfd | BAFA Be e2 | defd A2 fg | afeg fd d2 |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | Beee gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA d2 |
a2 fa bf f2 | a2 fd Beef | a3 d' babc' | d'baf egfe ||
2
X: 2
T: Bill Connor's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2 AF Adfd | BAFA Be e2 | defd A2 fg | afeg fd d2 |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | Beee gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA d2 |
a2 fa bf f2 | a2 fd Beef | a3 d' babc' | d'baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fddB |
A2 AF Adfd | BAFA Be e2 | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA d2 |
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a3 d' babc' | d'baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fddB |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fAdf |
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a3 d' babc' | d'baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fd d2 |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | Beee gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed e2 ef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA df |
a2 fa bf f2 | a2 fd Beef | a3 d' babc' | d'baf egfe || d2

Two comments

Bill Connors

Got this off Geantrai in Dublin… Liam O Connor & Seán McKeon.

Here’s the full transcription. Probably wrong! But the tune seems such a good un, if cobbled a bit, that it’s worth seeing how some of the variant parts fit together: ie: as it stands as a two parter as posted, it would be hard to get back into the first part, so…

X:2
T:Bill Connor’s
R:reel
S:Liam O’Connor & Seán McKeon (Geantrai 21/11/08)
Z:Me
M:C|
K:D
N:transcribed all four times through
A2 AF Adfd | BAFA Be e2 | defd A2 fg | afeg fd d2 |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | Beee gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA d2 |
a2 fa bf f2 | a2 fd Beef | a3 d’ babc’ | d’baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fddB |
A2 AF Adfd | BAFA Be e2 | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA d2 |
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a3 d’ babc’ | d’baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fddB |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fAdf |
a2 fa bf f2 | afed Beef | a3 d’ babc’ | d’baf egfe ||
d2 Ad BAFA | B2 ea gece | defd A2 fg | afeg fd d2 |
d/c/B c/B/A BAFA | Beee gece | defd A2 fg | afea fA d2 ||
a2 fa bf f2 | afed e2 ef | a2 fa bff2 | ABde fA df |
a2 fa bf f2 | a2 fd Beef | a3 d’ babc’ | d’baf egfe || d2

And a cracking tune it is. Wouldn’t have bothered elsewise. Anyone know where it came from? I suspect a modern comp pretending to be an old one, but I may well be very very wrong.