Love At The Endings reel

Also known as An Grá Ar Deireadh Thiar Thall, Head O’Cabbage, Love At Its Endings, Love At The Ending, Moina’s.

There are 51 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Music In The Glen (a few times), The Drunken Landlady (a few times), The Green Mountain (a few times), Eddie Kelly’s (a few times) and George White’s Favorite (a few times).

Love At The Endings has been added to 11 tune sets.

Love At The Endings has been added to 234 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Love At The Endings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FE|:DEFA BcdB|AF (3FDF AFEF|DEFA (3BcB AF|(3GFE (3FED B,DDF|
DEFA BcdB|AF (3FEF ABde|fgfe dfec|1 dBAF D3 E:|2 dBAF D3 g||
|:fgfe defg|afbf afed|fgfe dfbf|afdf e2 de|
fgfe dcdB|AF (3FEF E2 DE|FABc dfec|1 dBAF d3 g:|2 dBAF D3 E||
X: 2
T: Love At The Endings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEFA B2 dB|A~F3 BFAF|DEFA B2 AF|GEED B,EEF|
|DEFA B2 dB|A~F3 ABde|~f3e dfec|1 dBAF D3 E:|2 dBAF D3 e||
|:~f3e defg|afbf afeg|~f3e dfbf|afdf efde|
|~f3e ~d3B|A~F3 ABde|~f3e dfec|1 dBAF D3 e:|2 dBAF D3 E||
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X: 3
T: Love At The Endings
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:c|ABce f2fa|ecc/c/c ecBc|ABce f2ec|B/B/BcA ~B3c|
ABce f2af|ecc/c/c ~e3f|~a3f efaf|ecBc A3:|
|:B|~c3B ABce|ecfc ecAB|~c3B Affc|ecAc B2AB|
~c3B Affc|ecc/c/c B2AB|cefg ~a3f|ecBc A3:|

Fifteen comments

Love at the Endings

Composed by the late Ed Reavy who also wrote Maudabawn Chapel, Fisherman’s Island, The Hunter’s House, and In Memory of Coleman.

The 2nd half of bar 4 is more often played:
B,EEF

Love At the Endings

Here’s another version, based on A Clare Conscience, where it’s played a fifth lower. I’ve bumped it back up into the usual key, but kept Anthony Quigney and Aidan McMahon’s sense of the tune.

X: 1
T: Love At The Endings
C: Ed Reavy
D: A Clare Conscience, Anthony Quigne, Aidan McMahon
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEFA B2 dB|A~F3 BFAF|DEFA B2 AF|GEED B,EEF|
|DEFA B2 dB|A~F3 ABde|~f3e dfec|1 dBAF D3 E:|2 dBAF D3 e||
|:~f3e defg|afbf afeg|~f3e dfbf|afdf efde|
|~f3e ~d3B|A~F3 ABde|~f3e dfec|1 dBAF D3 e:|2 dBAF D3 E||

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Scottish Pipe Setting

à la Dr. Angus MacDonald

X:1
T:Love At The Endings
P:Reel
M:C|
L: 1/8
C:Ed Reavy/Arr. D. Angus MacDonald
D:A’ Sireadh Spòrs
K: Amix
|:c|ABce f2fa|ecc/c/c ecBc|ABce f2ec|B/B/BcA ~B3c|
ABce f2af|ecc/c/c ~e3f|~a3f efaf|ecBc A3:|
|:B|~c3B ABce|ecfc ecAB|~c3B Affc|ecAc B2AB|
~c3B Affc|ecc/c/c B2AB|cefg ~a3f|ecBc A3:|

Anyone know the meaning of the title? I’ve always kind of assumed it was about morning the loss of someone, but I don’t know and I’m curious.

Possibly…

Hi, Screetch. I seem to remember it was a line from a poem. A friend of mine loaned me the 3 cassette tapes which Ed Reavey’s son made of all of his compositions. He made a short introduction to each tune. I’ll check that for you.

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Love at the Endings

"…takes its title from the speech of O’Killigan to Avril in Sean O’Casey’s play Purple Dust. O’Killigan beseeches his beloved Avril to leave her British lord and make a home with him out in the west of Ireland, where they’ll both find "things to say and things to do, and love at the endings."

From http://www.jimeagan.com/linernotes.cfm. I just went up to the loft to find my copy of the Reavey book, but couldn’t find it. Did I lend it to any of you? Come on, just tell me…

Thank you! :)

Marklar you are correct

The notes from Joe Reavy’s book are as follows:

Who can forget the impassioned speech of O’killigan in O’Casey’s Purple Dust, especially when he sets out to woo Avril away from her British lord? O’Killigan has only the simple things in his favor. But Avril finally succumbs to his grand talk as he urges her "to spit out what’s here" and make a home with him out in the west of Ireland where they’ll both find "things to say and things to do, and love at the endings."

I just learned to play this tune last week (and all of this week) and just think it’s excellent. Fun to play too.


Hope that helps - a year later.

Marklar

No - I don’t have your book either, mine was a gift.

What a fantastic reel this is just love it to the end ha ha.

Is there anybody out there who happens to have an unornamented version of the ABC’s for this tune? just the straight-up melody? I love the tune but I keep getting tripped up by the notation. I am not yet skilled enough to get all of it by audio. Any help would be appreciated. Am working on learning a few new tunes to prevent musical stagnation.