Return From Helsinki reel

By Ian Stephenson

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Return From Helsinki has been added to 8 tune sets.

Return From Helsinki has been added to 62 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Return From Helsinki
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:d4 B2AG|F3G A3D|EFGB A2GF|E2D2 DBcd|
decB A2d2|B3c cBAG|E2GB A/B/AGF|1 G4- G2D2:|2 G4 GABd||
|:e2ed e2cd|efg2 efga|abaf g2fe|dBA2 GABd|
e2ed e2cd|efg2 efga|abaf g2fe|1 dBA2 G2g2:|2 dBA2- A4||
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Lovely tune by Ian Stephenson. Transcription based on his album “Line Up”.

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Great tune, particularly on the melodeon.

Not necessarily when I play it - but it’s a natural for that instrument.

Chords - from the composer

Here’s the chords that I play on the LH (on my CD I left out the LH to make more room and options for the piano chords)

A part:
|G—|D/B—|C-C/A-|C/D-G/B|
|C-D-|Em—|C/A-C/D-|G—|
B part:
|C—|C/A—|Em—|D-G/B-|
|C—|C/A—|Em-C/A-|C/D-G-| with the last bar being |C/D—| at the end to go with the note A

For guitars it can be written more easily:
|G—|Bm7—|C-Am7-|Dsus4-G/B|
|C-D-|Em—|Am7-Dsus4-|G—|
B part:
|C—|Am7—|Em—|D-G/B-|
|C—|Am7—|Em-Am7-|Dsus4-G-|

Ian S.