Lang Stayed Away three-two

Also known as Lang Stay’d Away, Welcome Hame My Dearie, Welcome Home My Deary.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lang Stayed Away has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Lang Stayed Away
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Amin
e2c2 c2{a}g2 e4|e2A2 A2c2 BcdB|e2c2 c2{a}g2 e3^c|d2G2 G2c2 BcdB:|
|:c4 c2g2 ~c4|e2A2- A2cA BcdB|c4 c2g2 ~c4|d2G2- G2c2 BcdB:|
|:cdec BcdB A4|E2A2 A2c2 BcdB|cdec BcdB A3A|B2G2 G2c2 BcdB:|
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X: 2
T: Lang Stayed Away
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:"Bm"fB Ba f2|"Bm"fB Bd "A"c/d/e/c/|"Bm"fB Ba f2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|
|:"D"d2 fa d2|"Bm"fB Bd "A"c/d/e/c/|"D"d2 fa d2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|
|:"Bm"d/e/f/d/ "A"c/d/e/c/ "Bm"B2|"Bm"fB Bd c/d/e/c/|"Bm"d/e/f/d/ "A"c/d/e/c/ "Bm"B2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|
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X: 3
T: Lang Stayed Away
R: three-two
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: f2B2 B2a2 f4 | f2B2 B2d2 cdec |\
f2B2 B2a2 f4 | c2A2 A2d2 cdec :|
|: d4 f2a2 d4 | f2B2 B2d2 cdec |\
d4 f2a2 d4 | c2A2 A2d2 cdec :|
|: defd cdec B4 | f2B2 B2d2 cdec |\
defd cdec B4 | c2A2 A2d2 cdec :|
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Six comments

Lang Stayed Away

The c rolls can be either a long roll in the space of a quarter note, or bowed (ccc2 or cBc2).

Lang Stayed Away

Echoes of "Cam Ye ower Frae France" in the third part?

Rescued duplication

X: 1
T: Lang Stayed Away
M: 3/2
L: 1/8
R: three-two
K: Bmin
|:"Bm"fB Ba f2|"Bm"fB Bd "A"c/d/e/c/|"Bm"fB Ba f2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|
|:"D"d2 fa d2|"Bm"fB Bd "A"c/d/e/c/|"D"d2 fa d2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|
|:"Bm"d/e/f/d/ "A"c/d/e/c/ "Bm"B2|"Bm"fB Bd c/d/e/c/|"Bm"d/e/f/d/ "A"c/d/e/c/ "Bm"B2|"A"cA Ad c/d/e/c/:|

Learnt in Paris
I shared this Scottish Three-two, learnt at Paris Slow Sessions.
I couldn’t find it in any online database, now here it is!

We ended up calling this tune "Trevor’s favourite", after the name of the guy who played it for us.

He usually plays it followed by "My Kindly Sweetheart".
# Posted on January 9th 2012 by ssurcin

Third setting

Weejie’s setting corrects the note values to 3/2. The setting which is the ‘rescued duplication’ derives from John Rook via me. Rook notates it in Am in 3/4 and calls it Welcome Home My Deary:
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/rook/rook_pages/111.htm

In my published version I transposed it to Bm for Border pipes and gave it the title Welcome Hame My Dearie, for reasons which related to the context in which I published it. The chords - as they are presented here - are the ones I added to show how the tune is ‘put together’ (i.e. ‘composed’). On my band recording, DonaldK of this parish was far more adventurous with his harmonic alchemy.

…correction…

I should have written ‘ceolachan’s setting’, apologies to both. Don’t believe anything you read, especially if you wrote it yourself.

And.. the Lang Stay’d Away title is from the Northumbrian Minstrelsy, IMO a less satisfying version than Rook’s. Both titles relate to a lost lyric, probably the same one. The tune has many close relatives as the other posts mention, it’s a moot point whether they’re relatives or versions of the same tune.