Farewell To London reel

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Farewell To London has been added to 47 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Farewell To London
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GB~B2 cABA|GABd eBdB|AD ~D2 ADFA|cdcA ~B2 cA|
GABG AGFA|GABG ABce|dg ~g2 fgag|1fdcA G3F:|2fdcA G2Bc||
|:dg ~g2 fgaf|gdBG DCB,D|C2 EC B,CDG|FGAB c2Bc|
dg ~g2 fgaf|gdBG DCB,D|C2 EC B,CDB|BAFA G2Bc:||
# Added by kiwi .
X: 2
T: Farewell To London
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|GB (3BBB c2BA|GABd edBG|AD (3DDD A3c|BcdB cBAF|\
GABG FGAF|GABG ABcA|dg (3ggg fgag|fdcA G2::\
Bc|dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|\
dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,D|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G2::\
Bc|dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|bagf gdBG|AD (3FED ABcA|\
dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|(3Bcd gd ceag|1fdcA G2:|2fdcA G3|:B|\
(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|\
(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G3:|
X: 3
T: Farewell To London
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GB3 cABA | GABd eBdB | ADFD ADFD | BdCA BdCA | G2AG FGAF | G2AG ABcA | dg3 fgag |1 fdcA G2GD:||2 fdcA GABc||:dg3 fgag|fdBG DGBd|c2ec BDGB|FGAB cABc|dg3 fgag| fdBG DGBd|c2ec BDGB|1cAFA GABc:||2cAFA G2GD|to start
X: 4
T: Farewell To London
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GB B2 c2 BA|GABd eBdB|AD D2 A3c|B2 dB cBAF|
GABG FGAF|GABG ABcA|dg g2 fgag|1fdcA G3F:|2fdcA G2Bc||
|:dg g2 fgaf|gdBG dcBd|c2 ec BcdG|FGAB c2Bc|
dg g2 fgaf|gdBG dcBd|c2 ec BcdB|BAFA G2Bc:||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Farewell To London
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2|GB (3BBB c2BA|GABd edBG|AD (3DDD A3c|BcdB cBAF|
GABG FGAF|GABG ABcA|dg (3ggg fgag|fdcA G2:|
|:Bc|dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,D|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|
dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,D|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G2:|]
|:Bc|dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|bagf gdBG|AD (3FED ABcA|
dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|(3Bcd gd ceag|1fdcA G2:|2fdcA G3|]
|:B|(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|
(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G3:|]

Six comments

Farewell To London

THis is a version of a tune by Brendan McGlinchey.
The original, I believe, is four parts and goes as follys:

D2|GB (3BBB c2BA|GABd edBG|AD (3DDD A3c|BcdB cBAF|\
GABG FGAF|GABG ABcA|dg (3ggg fgag|fdcA G2::\
Bc|dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|\
dg (3ggg fgaf|gdBG DG,B,D|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G2::\
Bc|dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|bagf gdBG|AD (3FED ABcA|\
dgfg ec (3ccc|fdfa gd (3ddd|(3Bcd gd ceag|1fdcA G2:|2fdcA G3|:B|\
(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGE|FGAB cABc|\
(3ddd ba gafd|gdBG DG,B,G,|CGEC B,DGB|cAFD G3:|

I can’t remember where I got this, though!
Fun tune, if a bit cerebral.

Did brendan mcglinchy compose this?

A version I got from Milltown 1986

|:GB3 cABA | GABd eBdB | ADFD ADFD | BdCA BdCA | G2AG FGAF | G2AG ABcA | dg3 fgag |1 fdcA G2GD:||2 fdcA GABc||:dg3 fgag|fdBG DGBd|c2ec BDGB|FGAB cABc|dg3 fgag| fdBG DGBd|c2ec BDGB|1cAFA GABc:||2cAFA G2GD|to start

Definitely a McGlinchey tune, though he claimed to have forgotten writing it… got this tune from him in a workshop at the Joe Mooney. Cracking tune.

Apologies to PatrickCavanagh - I’ve basically whipped the text you posted and put line ends on.

Came across a handwritten version of this from a workshop - note for note identical to what had been posted above, but only the first two parts. According to McGlinchey, this is a tune that he’d forgotten he’d written (during his hiatus from playing), and that he only rediscovered when he was asked to go on one of the Comhaltas tours (to Australia, if memory serves) . They’d decided to cut it down to two parts for the purposes of the tour, and that’s the way he’s played it ever since. So, most commonly, this is a two part reel. Anyhow, I’ve stuck with all four parts for the sake of completeness, and of course to keep any B McG purists out there happy.