Bye A While jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Bye A While has been added to 2 tune sets.

Bye A While has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Bye A While
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: ed | c2e fec | ecA BAF | EFA cea | ~f3 ecB |
Ace fec | ecA BAF | def ecB | BAG A :|
|: ce | c'2b bag | afe fec | def ecA | cBA BAF |
E2A FAE | Ace fec | def ecB | BAG A :|
X: 2
T: Bye A While
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dc | B2d edB | dBG AGE | DEG Bdg | ~e3 dBA |
GBd edB | dBG AGE | cde dBA | AGF G :|
|: Bd | b2a agf | ged edB | cde dBG | BAG AGE |
D2G EGD | GBd edB | cde dBA | AGF G :|

Ten comments

Bye A While

This is the title track from the fabulous Padraig Rynne album "Bye A While".

Thanks for putting this on thesession. Have been playing it for a wee while now and it’s a great tune. They occasionally play it in the Glasgow sessions.

Did Padraig Rynne write it?

Bye A While

I don’t know. I bought the album from itunes so I don’t have the details. great tune though.

Do you go up to the high C sharp in the second part? The piper in the recording sounds like he manages it but I usually have a 30% chance of hitting that note (and my reed is f*cked at the moment, so it’s about 10%). So I worked a variation where I can cheat.

Bye a While

Yes, it’s not so bad on the whistle though as long as your not scared of the note, if you know what I mean. Playing an a would work fine in a session though.

Yup… playing an A is what I do.

Bye A While

Thanks slainte. I can’t get enough of his playing. One of my favourite buys of last year.

You’re welcome, "bogman." I saw Padraig play great music in Galway on my very first visit to Ireland. It was 10 years ago! I couldn’t get enough of his playing either, and head for Galway a few more times within a couple of years just to listen to him. He might be able to recognise me even now.