The c rolls can be either a long roll in the space of a quarter note, or bowed (ccc2 or cBc2).
Lang Stayed Away
Lang Stayed Away
Echoes of "Cam Ye ower Frae France" in the third part?
Some suggest that this might be related to the Scottish 3/2 "Bobbin’ John" http://www.thesession.org/tunes/3663.
T: Lang Stayed Away
|:"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
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:
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.
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.