The Game Of Love reel

Also known as The Aberdeen Lasses, Mount Collins.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Game Of Love has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Game Of Love has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Game Of Love
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
dc | BEEF GBdB | AFDE FGAc | BEEF GABc | dBAc BE E2|
BEEF GBdB | AFDE FGAc | BEEF GABc | dBAc BE E2||
Bdef gfge | defg afed | Bdef gfed | BdAc BE E2|
Bdef gfge | defg afdf | g2 ba gfed | BdAc BE E2||
X: 2
T: The Game Of Love
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2 EF GFGB | AD (3FED FAA=c | BE EF GABc | dcBA Beef |
e2 EF GABc | dD (3FED FA A2 | B2 -BA GABc |1 dcBA BE E2 :|2 dcBA BE(3EEE ||
|:e4 egfe | defg afdf | eBBA Bgfe | dBAd BE (3EEE |
e2 ed egfe | defg ag (3fga | gf (3efg fedf | edBA BE E2 :||
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X: 3
T: The Game Of Love
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|: B2 EF G3B | AD (3FED ADFA | BEEF G3B | dBAF Be e2 |
E3F G3B | ADFD ADFA | B3A G3B | dBAF BE E2 :||
|:e3f egfe | defa gfed | eBBA Bgfe | dBAF BE E2 |
e3f egfe | defa ge e2 | gfeg fedc | dBAF BE E2 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 4
T: The Game Of Love
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
B2EF GFGB|AD (3FED FA (3AAA|B2EF GABc|dcBA Beef|
e2EF GABc|dD (3FED FA (3AAA|~B3A GABc|dcBA BE (3EGE:|
|:Beed egfe|defg afdf|eBBA Bgfe|dcBA BE (3EGE|
Beed egfe|defg ae (3fga|gefg fdef|edBA BE (3EGE:|]
# Added by Moxhe .

Seven comments

The Game of Love

This tune is on Diarmuid O’Brien’s CD Cairde Cairdín. I fell in love with it and looked for it in the data base here- nothing turned up from a search so I added the tune.
I received a warning that it had already been posted but again I could not find it. So I post it here in the hopes it might be found easily. The tune is very simple but very lovely - easily accessible by ear.
It is not the same tune as that played by Marcus O’Murchu on Turas Ceoil, nor on some other CDs where the tune is called by the same name..

The Game Of Love

A slight variation on the Daly and Creagh setting:
X:1
T:The Game Of Love
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Edor
R:Reel
|: B2 EF GFGB | AD (3FED FAA=c | BE EF GABc | dcBA Beef |
e2 EF GABc | dD (3FED FA A2 | B2 -BA GABc |1 dcBA BE E2 :|2 dcBA BE(3EEE ||
|:e4 egfe | defg afdf | eBBA Bgfe | dBAd BE (3EEE |
e2 ed egfe | defg ag (3fga | gf (3efg fedf | edBA BE E2 :||

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This tune is in the Gunn Book (Fermanagh 1865) as The Aberdeen Lasses

Similar Version

X:1
T:The Game Of Love
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Edor
R:Reel
|: B2 EF G3B | AD (3FED ADFA | BEEF G3B | dBAF Be e2 |
E3F G3B | ADFD ADFA | B3A G3B | dBAF BE E2 :||
|:e3f egfe | defa gfed | eBBA Bgfe | dBAF BE E2 |
e3f egfe | defa ge e2 | gfeg fedc | dBAF BE E2 :||

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Mandy Murray plays it after her version of Drogheda Lasses, on Anglo InternationalCD. She got it from Paddy Murphy’s playing

The Game Of Love, X:4

This setting appears in O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody, 1922, no. 259.

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