Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder reel

By Ross Ainslie

Also known as Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder, Absynthe.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder has been added to 40 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:d3d cBAG|d2e/f/g f2ed|zGAd eeAG|Adef g3g|
afga b2d/d/d|g3f/e/ d3z|AGAe ddAG|1 Acd2 ezfe:|2 Acd2 e4||
K: Dmin
|:AdcB AFFF|GDE/F/G A^B^cd|ed^fg addd|g3e/d/ c4|
AdcB AFFF|GDDD DEFG|AGAe ddAG|1 A^cd2 e4:|2 A^cd2 ez^fe||
# Added by bdh .
2
X: 2
T: Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:e3e dcBA|e2f/g/a g2fe|zABe ffBA|Befg a3a|
bgab c'2e/e/e|a3g/f/ e3z|BABf eeBA|1 Bde2 fzgf:|2 Bde2 f4||
|:Bedc BGGG|AEF/G/A B^c^de|fe^ga beee|a3f/e/ d4|
Bedc BGGG|AEEE EFGA|BABf eeBA|1 B^de2 f4:|2 B^de2 fz^gf||
# Added by bdh .
3
X: 3
T: Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:e3e dcBA|e2f/g/a g2fe|zABe ffBA|Befg a3a|
bgab c'2e2|a3g/f/ e4|BABf eeBA|1 Bde2 f2gf:|2 Bde2 f4||
|:Be=d=c B=GGG|AEF/=G/A Bcde|fega b~e3|a3f/e/ =d4|
Be=d=c B=~G3|A~E3 EF=GA|BABf eeBA|1 Bde2 f4:|2 Bde2 f2gf||
4
X: 4
T: Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|:e3 e dcBA|e2 f/g/a g2 fe|z ABe ffBA|Befg a3 a|bgab c'2 e2|
a3 g/f/ e4|BABf eeBA|1 Bd e2 f2 gf:|2 Bd e2 f4||
[K:Emin] Bedc BGGG|AE F/G/A B^c^de|fe^ga beee|a3 f/e/ d4|
Bedc BGGG|AEEE EFGA|BABf eeBA|1 B^d e2 f4:|2 B^d e2 f2 ^gf||

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Another great Ross Ainslie tune. Transcription based on the *Partners in Crime* album with Jarlath Henderson. The tune is described as an “Air and Tune” on the album. I considered transcribing it as a hornpipe, but stuck with a reel for simplicity’s sake.

The boys play this tune on E whistles. For the whistle-impaired, here’s the tune transposed to Emaj:

K: Emaj
|: e3e dcBA | e2f/g/a g2fe | zABe ffBA | Befg a3a |
bgab c’2e/e/e | a3g/f/ e3z | BABf eeBA |1 Bde2 fzgf :|2 Bde2 f4 ||
K: Emin
|: Bedc BGGG | AEF/G/A B^c^de | fe^ga beee | a3f/e/ d4 |
Bedc BGGG | AEEE EFGA | BABf eeBA |1 B^de2 f4 :|2 B^de2 fz^gf ||

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I did a copy/paste of the abc, but concertina was not able to convert it to a .pdf file.

You have to include values for the X: T: M: L: R: fields or the tune-o-tron cannot read it.

Re: Absynthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Heard this last night in the “Ross Ainslie and The Sanctuary Band Live at The Gorbals” film last night online at Celtic Connections. Not really trad, just stunning music throughout.

Chords they played for this tune go something like:
|:E |Bm|C#m|C#m B5|A |F#m E/G#|A |B-A/C# B/D#:|
|:Em|A |D9#11|Gma9|Cma7|Fma7 Em7b5|Am6|B-A/C# B/D#:|