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Cup of Tea (The)

A common session tune, “The Cup of Tea” is a great reel which I learned through various sessions. This version is quite standard, however I would highly recommend Tommy Peoples’ version on his album “The Quiet Glen”, I think it’s the best recording of this tune ever.

X:1
T:Cup of Tea (The)
R:reel
M:4/4
K:Edor
|:BAGF G~E3|GEBE GEEA|BAGF GEE2|FDAD FDDA|
BAGF G~E3|GEBE GEEA|B2BA GABc|dBAG FDD2:||
|:d2eg fdec|d2eg f~B3|d2eg fdec|dBAG FDD2|
d2eg fdec|dfaf g2fg|afge fdec|dBAG FDD2:|
|:FAdA FABA|FAdA FEE2|FAdA FABc|dBAG FDD2|
FAdA FABA|FAde f~e3|fdec dBAF|GBAG FDD2:||

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