Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn waltz

Also known as Amhran Na Bealtaine, Samhradh, Samhradh, Summer, Summer, Summertime, Summertime, Thugamur Fein An Samhra Linn, We Brought The Summer With Us, We Have Brought The Summer In, We’ve Brought The Summer With Us.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:DEG | A2A | ABG | A2D | GAB | c2A | B2G | E3 | cdc | B2G | A2D | G2E | DcB | c2A | G2E | D3 :|
ABC
X: 2
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A2 B2 d2|e4 e2|e2 f2 d2|e4 A2|
d3 e f2|g4 e2|f4 d2|B6|
g2 a2 g2|f4 d2|e4 A2|d4 B2|
A2 g2 f2|g4 e2|d4 B2|A6||
G3 A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6|
G3 A B2|d4 c2|B3 A G2|A6|
d4 d2|c4 c2|B2 A2 G2|E4 D2|
G3 A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6||
ABC
X: 3
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|: D2 E2 G2 | A4 A2 | A2 B2 G2 | A4 D2 |
G2 A2 B2 | c4 A2 | B4 G2 | E6 |
c2 d2 c2 | B4 G2 | A4 D2 | G4 E2 |
D2 c2 B2 | c4 A2 | G4 E2 | D6 :|
ABC
X: 4
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|"G"DEG | "D"A2A | A"G"BG | "D"A2D | GAB | "C"c2A |"G"B2G | "Em"E3 | "Am"cdc | "G"B2G | "D"A2D | "G"G2E | D"C"cB | "Am"c2A | "G"G2"Em"E |"D"D6/2
ABC
X: 5
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
A3B d2|e4 e2|e3f d2|e4 A2|
d3e f2|g3f e2|f3e d2|B6|
g3a ge|f3e d2|e4 A2|d4 B2|
A3g f2|g4 e2|d4 B2|A6||
G3A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6|
G3A B2|d4 c2|B3A G2|A6|
d4 d2|c4 c2|B2 A2 G2|E4 D2|
G3A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6||
# Added by JACKB .
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Ten comments

3/4 for an air does not mean treating it as a waltz. You’ve beat me to this as I had planned to add it for you but then had computer woes and have been working on that this last week. I also had planned to put some time aside to do at least one more transcription, from the playing of Maire Ni Chathasaigh, harp. I’ll be back… ;-)

Of course it’s true 3/4 isn’t always a waltz… the "3/8" or 6/8 signature makes me play it with a different feeling than 3/4, which seems just more "right" for this particular tune…
Thanks for all the indication, c, it’s really great.
Now I’m looking for the words : seems there’s a lot of different versions… if anyone has them…. ? if not, I’ll play it as a slow air, with some rubato, long drone-like basses… works also beautifully on hammered dulcimer !

I was going to post this, too…

last year, as a matter of fact! But, then I didn’t get to it and Bealtaine came and went, so I thought I’d do it this year—and now I’m too late! Alas! :)

I’d prefer it in 3/4… Perhaps I’ll add a version soon…

Thanks for promoting this wonderful air!

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Update

I’ve updated the ABC : 3/4, makes it filed in the waltzes since there’s no "slow air" or "other" file on this site… I’coudn’t update the inner meter, which stays 1/8…. and I don’t know if the sheet music version will change… but then, I’ve seen a lot of waltzes and Carolan tunes written in 6/8 and played as waltzes…

Another version

Michael Tubridy (in Traditional Irish Music) has two settings:

They are:

X:1
T:Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn #1
R:waltz
S:Croabh Naithi Tunebook #1, page 2
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
A2 B2 d2|e4 e2|e2 f2 d2|e4 A2|
d3 e f2|g4 e2|f4 d2|B6|
g2 a2 g2|f4 d2|e4 A2|d4 B2|
A2 g2 f2|g4 e2|d4 B2|A6||

and:

X:2
T:Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn #2
R:waltz
S:Croabh Naithi Tunebook #1, page 2
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:G
G3 A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6|
G3 A B2|d4 c2|B3 A G2|A6|
d4 d2|c4 c2|B2 A2 G2|E4 D2|
G3 A B2|A4 G2|E4 D2|D6||

“Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn” ~ L: 1/8

X: 1
T: Thugamar Fein An Samhradh Linn
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: waltz
K: Dmix
|: D2 E2 G2 | A4 A2 | A2 B2 G2 | A4 D2 |
G2 A2 B2 | c4 A2 | B4 G2 | E6 |
c2 d2 c2 | B4 G2 | A4 D2 | G4 E2 |
D2 c2 B2 | c4 A2 | G4 E2 | D6 :|

That’s this transcription, Nikita’s. More will follow when I’ve finished sorting out the hell that descended on our computers via McAfee… At least I’ve backed everything up. Fingers crosse we can get things back up and fully running again… :-(

Muspc, please add your take on it. And thanks Alan…

Some chords added

|"G"DEG | "D"A2A | A"G"BG | "D"A2D | GAB | "C"c2A |"G"B2G | "Em"E3 | "Am"cdc | "G"B2G | "D"A2D | "G"G2E | D"C"cB | "Am"c2A | "G"G2"Em"E |"D"D6/2
|

Another recording

This piece was also recorded by Empire Brass on their "Kings Court and Celtic Fair" CD. It has vocals by Alannah who performs lyrics which I’ve never heard elsewhere.