Nell Davy’s reel

Also known as Eamon Flynn’s.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Nell Davy’s has been added to 3 tune sets.

Nell Davy's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Nell Davy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2GB AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fdd^c|dedc AGFA|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G2Bd||
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=f2c=f A=fc=f|=fca=f g=fdg|
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=fca=f g=fdc|AGFA G2Bd|
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=f2c'=f a=fc'=f|=fc'a=f g=fdg|
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=fca=f g=fdc|AGFA GBdc||
B3 d c3 A|B2dB cBAG|F/E/DAD BDAD|F/E/DAD E/F/GAc|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G3 A||
2
X: 2
T: Nell Davy's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2GB AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fdd^c|dedc AGFA|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G2Bd||
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=f2cf Afcf|=fcaf gfdg|
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=fcaf gfdc|1 AGFA G2Bd:|2 AGFA GBdc||
B3 d c3 A|B2dB cBAG|F/E/DAD BDAD|F/E/DAD E/F/GAc|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G3 A||

Five comments

This is a lovely 3-part reel composed by Eamon Flynn, from Mountcollins Co. Limerick, and recently recorded by Billy McComiskey on his wonderful new (2008) CD "Outside the Box." I’m more of a fiddle player and only a recent convert to the art of the B/C, so I was interested in expanding my horizons and learning how to manage the section of the 2nd part built around the Fmaj chord, which turned out to be surprisingly easy to play.

You might want to change your F flats to F naturals

OK, Il see what you meant. Yes, you are correct. BTW, a ‘natural’ (=) is valid for the whole bar :

X: 1
T: Nell Davy’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: G
B2GB AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fdd^c|dedc AGFA|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G2Bd||
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=f2cf Afcf|=fcaf gfdg|
gfga bgaf|gfga bgde|=fcaf gfdc|1 AGFA G2Bd:|2 AGFA GBdc||
B3 d c3 A|B2dB cBAG|F/E/DAD BDAD|F/E/DAD E/F/GAc|
BG~G2 AGFA|DEFG ABcA|d^cde fddc|1 AGFA GBdc:|2 AGFA G3 A||

Sorry about that. F natural they are….