Return From Helsinki reel

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One setting

X: 1
T: Return From Helsinki
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: d4 B2AG | F3G A3D | EFGB A2GF | E2D2 DBcd |
decB A2d2 | B3c cBAG | E2GB A/B/AGF |1 G4- G2D2 :|2 G4 GABd ||
|: e2ed e2cd | efg2 efga | abaf g2fe | dBA2 GABd |
e2ed e2cd | efg2 efga | abaf g2fe |1 dBA2 G2g2 :|2 dBA2- A4 ||
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Lovely tune by Ian Stephenson. Transcription based on his album "Line Up".

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Great tune, particularly on the melodeon.

Not necessarily when I play it - but it’s a natural for that instrument.

Chords - from the composer

Here’s the chords that I play on the LH (on my CD I left out the LH to make more room and options for the piano chords)

A part:
|G—-|D/B—-|C-C/A-|C/D-G/B|
|C-D-|Em—-|C/A-C/D-|G—-|
B part:
|C—-|C/A—-|Em—-|D-G/B-|
|C—-|C/A—-|Em-C/A-|C/D-G-| with the last bar being |C/D—-| at the end to go with the note A

For guitars it can be written more easily:
|G—-|Bm7—-|C-Am7-|Dsus4-G/B|
|C-D-|Em—-|Am7-Dsus4-|G—-|
B part:
|C—-|Am7—-|Em—-|D-G/B-|
|C—-|Am7—-|Em-Am7-|Dsus4-G-|


Ian S.