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Battering Ram (The)

A classic jig here in County Clare, “The Battering Ram” is a tune I learned through various sessions. This jig is very much associated with legendary Clare concertina players such as Elizabeth Crotty, Tommy McMahon, Bernard O’Sullivan, etc.

X:1
T:Battering Ram (The)
R:Jig
M:6/8
K:G
|:dBG BAG|dBG G2B|dBG AGE|GED D2B|
dBG BAG|BdB BAG|AGA BAB|GED D2B:|
|:deg aga|bge edB|deg aga|bge e2a|
b2g age|ged ege|dBG AGE|1 GED D2B:|2 GED Ded||
|B2G A2G|B2D D2d|BAG AGE|GED D2d|
B2G A2G|BdB BAG|AGA BAB|1 GED D2d:|2 GED D2B||

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