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Barrel Rafferty’s

I learned “Barrel Rafferty’s” from the playing of Mike Rafferty, I listened to his recordings a good bit a while back and this is where I got this jig. Danny Mahony also recorded this tune on his solo album “In Retrospect”, on which it is followed by “The Drumraney Lass”. This is not a very common session tune around Doolin I have to say, I have only heard it a bunch of times over the years.

X:1
T:Barrel Rafferty’s
M:6/8
R:Jig
K:Ador
|:E2A AGE|A2B c2E|EDE G2E|A2A GED|
E2A AGE|A2B c2d|ege dBG|1 BAG A2G:|2 BAG A2d||
|:e2a aga|b2a g2e|ede g2e|a2a ged|
e2a aga|b2a g2e|age dBG|1 BAG A2d:|2 BAG A2G||

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