MacFarlane’s Rant reel

Also known as The MacFarlanes, McFarlane’s Rant.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

MacFarlane's Rant has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: MacFarlane's Rant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e|fA A/A/A edBe|fA A/A/A e2de|fA A/A/A edBg|aefd e2d:|
|:e|fdfd edBe|eded e2de|fdfd edBg|aefd e2d:|
2
X: 2
T: MacFarlane's Rant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
e|fA A/A/A edBd|fA A/A/A e2 de|fA A/A/A edBd|affa e2 d:|
e|f2fd edBd|f/f/f fd e2 de|f2fd edBd|affa e2 de|
f2fd edBd|f/f/f fd e2 de|fA A/A/A BABd|affa e2d|]
3
X: 3
T: MacFarlane's Rant
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|fA A2 edBd|fA A2 e2 de|fA A2 edBd|faaf e2 de|
fA A2 edBd|fafd e2 de|fA A2 edBd|faaf e2 de||
|f3d edBd|eAfA edBd|f3d edBd|faaf e2 de|
f3d edBd|eAfA gAfA|fA A2 edBd|fafe d3e||
# Added by JACKB .

Five comments

MacFarlane’s Rant

This tune is in D not A mix.

Or E minor even?

MacFarlane’s Rant

Definitely D major. Also the first two e’s in the second bar of the second part should actually be f’s.

MacFarlane’s Rant, X:2

A friend of mine attended a workshop near Boston earlier this year and learned a few tunes from Ed Pearlman. This was his version of this great little reel.

He plays it after Captain Horne:

https://thesession.org/tunes/4262