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Laurel Tree (The)

“The Laurel Tree” is the second reel I have ever learned! I learned it from my friend Tom Delany during a lovely afternoon back in 2006 in the garden of Magnetic Music Café, where I used to work back then. I had this tune stuck in my head as it was the opening tune on Hugh and Colm Healy’s album “Macalla na hÓige”.

X:1
T:Laurel Tree, The
M:4/4
R:Reel
K:Ador
|:e~A3 e2dc|BAGB ABcd|e~A3 e2dc|BAGB A2Bd|
e~A3 eAdc|BAGB ABcd|~e3f g2af|gedB A2 (3Bcd:|
eaag egdc|BAGB ABcd|eaag egdc|BAGB A2Bd|
eaag egdc|BAGB ABcd|~e3f g2af|gedB A2 (3Bcd|
eaag egdc|BAGB ABcd|eaag a2ga|bagb a2ag|
eaag egdc|BAGB ABcd|~e3f g2af|gedB A2 (3Bcd||

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