The Journey By Train reel

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Journey By Train has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Journey By Train
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2BE DE (3FED | E2BE ADFD| E2BE DEFA| ABdf efdA|
BEFE DE(3FED| E2FE DB,A,B,|DEFA B2Ad|1 BBAF EDB,D :|2 B/c/dAF E2Bd||
e2be Befe | befe dBAB | d2(3fed adfd | BdAB de(3fed|
e2be Bege |fd(3edc defa |bfaf gfed |BdAF EBdf |
e2be Befe | befe dBAB | d2(3fed adfd | adfd ABdf|
e2be dfed |BdAB defa | bfab faed | BdAF E4||
X: 2
T: The Journey By Train
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
|:E2BE DE(3FED | E2BE ADFD| E2BE DEFA| B2df efd[Ac]|\
B2FE DE(3FED| E2FE DBAB|DEFA B2Ad|1 B2AF EDBF :|2 B2AF edfe||
e2be Befe | befe dBAB | d2(3fed AdFD | BdAB de(3fed|\
d2fe bede|gefd dcde| fABF ABAd |1 B2AF EDBF :|B2AF EDBE|]

Two comments

First abc version

This is what I heard from the CD
Shantalla "Seven Evenings, Seven Mornings", WBM 21030, 2002
in the begenning of the tune, when it’s played slowly.

Here is how Davy B. , a piper and a friend of mine, plays it :

T:The Journey By Train (Version Davy)
R:Reel
D:Shantalla "Seven Evenings, Seven Mornings", WBM 21030, 2002
C:trad ?
Z:jccdkct , 22 august 2009, France
O:Irland
M:2/2
L:1/8
Q:1/2=110
K:Edorian
|:E2BE DE(3FED | E2BE ADFD| E2BE DEFA| B2df efd[Ac]|\
B2FE DE(3FED| E2FE DBAB|DEFA B2Ad|1 B2AF EDBF :|2 B2AF edfe||
e2be Befe | befe dBAB | d2(3fed AdFD | BdAB de(3fed|\
d2fe bede|gefd dcde| fABF ABAd |1 B2AF EDBF :|B2AF EDBE|]

Yet another tune by the late great Joe Liddy…

Once again, a great tune composed by a forgotten master, fiddler Joe Liddy of Co. Leitrim. If memory serves, this is one of the first tunes in the "Reels" section of his book of compositions, "The Leitrim Fiddler". Anybody who fancies this tune may want to check out another of his reels I posted here, "The Diamond Rock". Joe’s most well-known composition is most likely the reel "Palmer’s Gate", but if "The Journey by Train" & "The Diamond Rock" are any indication, there are many more great tunes by this man which have yet to be discovered. To hear the man himself, look for 78 rpm recordings of The Belhavel Trio. Great stuff!