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Durrow Reel (The)

This reel was written by John Nolan and was originally called “The Boogie Reel”. I learned it from Terry Bingham’s album, on which he calls it “The Durrow Reel”.

X:1
T:Durrow Reel, The
T:Boogie Reel, The
R:reel
M:4/4
K:D
|:D2FA d2dA|BAFB AFEF|DEFA dfec|dBAF EGFE|
DEFA dcde|f~d3 B2Bd|e2ce gece|1 dAFA d2AF:|2 dAFA d2cd||
|:e~A3 E~A3|eAce gbag|f~d3 A~d3|fdaf d2BA|
Beed efed|Bdef g2fg|a~f3 g~e3|1 dAFA d2cd:|2 dAFA d2AF||

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