I originally heard this tune in a set called ‘Minor Reels’, from an accordian player from Texas named Hugh Morrison. I had wanted to learn this tune from The Session, but I found that no one had submitted it as of yet. Burns’ Farewell sounds very good played in a set with the Old Pipe Reel, and has a simple structure.
It looks like a version of the tune (or *a* tune) of the song Goodnight And Joy Be With You All.
And so perhaps should be played without repeats.
Also called The Parting Glass.
In O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) there are a couple of tunes close to this: "Burn’s Farewell" (No.269) and "The Parting Glass" (No.58). It can also be heard on Alan and John Kelly’s album "Fourmilestone" (2002) as "The Parting Glass", played as a slow air.
Burns’ Farewell - The Peacock ?
To me this sounds very close http://thesession.org/tunes/6359 and is the name quoted, somewhere on the web that I did not note down, as being an ancestor of the tune now normally used for "The Parting Glass".
Somewhere other than the comments to that tune !
While we are at it ‘c’ draws attention in those comments to this one as well http://www.thesession.org/tunes/6275