Cooley’s reel / cooleys – Tutorial notes dots and tabs for Whistle and guitar

Cooley’s reel – Cooleys

This page is part of my tunebook and is meant to make it as easy as possible for you to learn to play the Cooley’s real – also known as:” Joe Cooley’s, Joe Cooley’s Fancy, Joe Cooleys, Luttrell’s Pass, Put The Cake In The Dresser, Put The Cake On The Dresser, The Tulla”.

Below you find the ABC-score which you can copy and paste and open in ABC-readers. I prefer TablEdit, how to set this program up to get the right scores for whistle you can find in my post about sharing traditional tunes.


X: 1
T: Cooley’s
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Edor
EBBA B2 EB|B2 AB defg|afec dBAF|DEFD E2:|
|:gf|eB B2 efge|eB B2 gedB|A2 FA DAFA|A2 FA defg|
eB B2 eBgB|eB B2 defg|afec dBAF|DEFD E2:|

cooleys reel - sjpielsewolf

Cooley’s Reel guitar chords:

Part A

Part B

I hope you find this post usefull and hope you can get started to play the cooleys reel! So I wish you goodluck with practicing. This post is part of my tune/songbook that i’m working on.




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Interested in germanic heathenry, lore, original fairy- and folktales, shamanism and lots of other related worldly stuff. I walk and cycle alot in nature, read, play various instruments etc.

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