Retour Des Hirondelles waltz

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Retour Des Hirondelles has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Retour Des Hirondelles
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
(3EF^F |: "C"G^FGcBc | e^deg^fg | a2 zaa2 | a3 E F^F | G^FGcBc | e^deg^fg |
"G7"a2zaa2 | a3A de | fefgfe | d^cded=c | B2zbb2 | b4B_B | A2zaa2 | a4A_A |
"C"G2zgg2 | g4 (3EF^F | G^FGcBc | e^deg^fg | a2zaa2 | a6 | "A7"A^GA^c^Bc |
e^deg_ba | "Dm"g2zff2 | f6 | A^GAd^cd | fefd^cd | "C"G^FGcBc | e^decBc |
"G7"G^FGB^AB | e4d2 |1 "C"cEGceg | c'zz2 (3EF^F :|2 "C"cEGceg | c' z zG^FG |
|: "G7"BG^FGdG | ^FGBGFG | "C"cG^FGeG | ^FGcGFG | "G7"fGeGdG | ^cGdGfG |
"C"eGcEAE | G2zG^FG | "G7"BG^FGdG | ^FGBGFG | "C"cG^FGeG | ^FGcGFG |
"G7"fGeGdG | fGeGdG |1 "C"(3cdc Bceg | c' z zG^FG :|2 (3cdc Bceg | c'zz2c2 ||
K: F
"F"a6 | "Ab"_a6 | "C7"(g6 | g2)^f2g2 | "Gm"a6 | "C7"g6 | "F"(f6 | f2)e2f2 |
"F"g6 | "Ab"f6 | "C7"e6 | "Gm"d6 | "C7"c6 | d6 | "F"c6 | A2c2f2 |
a6 | "Ab"_a6 | "C7"(g6 | g2)^f2g2 | a6 | "A7"g6 | "Dm"(f6 | f2)e2f2 |
"F7"g6 | f6 | "Bb"f6 | "Bbm"f2g2b2 | "F"a6 | "C7"g6 | "F"(f6 | f) cdefg ||
"F"(3afc (3afc (3afc | "Ab" (3_af_c (3afc (3afc | "C7"(3geB (3geB (3geB | (3geB (3^feB (3geB |
(3aec (3aec (3aec | (3geB (3geB (3geB | "F"(3fcA (3fcA (3fcA | (3fcA (3ecA (3fcA |
(3gcA (3gcA (3gcA | "Abm"(3f_c_A (3fcA (3fcA | "C7"(3eBG (3eBG (3eBG | (3dBG (3dBG (3dBG |
(3cGE (3cGE (3cGE | (3d^GE (3dGE (3dGE | "F"(3cAF (3cAF (3cAF | (3AFC (3cAF (3fcA |
(3afc (3afc (3afc | "Abm"(3_af_c (3afc (3afc | "C7"(3geB (3geB (3geB | (3geB (3^feB (3geB |
(3aec (3aec (3aec | "A7"(3g^cA (3gcA (3gcA | "Dm"(3fdA (3fdA (3fdA | (3fdA (3edA (3fdA |
"F7"(3g_eA (3geA (3geA | (3f_eA (3feA (3feA | "Bb"(3fdB (3fdB (3fdB | "Bbm"(3f_dB (3gdB (3bfd |
"F"(3afc (3afc (3afc | "C7"(3geB (3geB (3geB | "F"(3fef (3a^ga (3c'=bc' | f'zz2z2 |]

Five comments

Retour des hirondelles

I know that this isn’t really an Irish tune, but there was a discussion about playing French waltzes on the B/C accordion, and I now that Sharon Shannon made a recording of this waltz, and saw that it wasn’t yet uploaded. So this is my effort. I might add some more chord details later, if I get the time.

I think Sharon Shannon learned it from Dermot Byrne. And Mairtin O’Connor used to play a few musette waltzes

Re: Retour Des Hirondelles

Hullo,

I finally subscribed, partly to add the comment that this tune is attributable and is as far as I know by Benjamino (Blackie) Pagnao and Robert Trognée.

Lovely to dance to. Thank you for the ABC formating.

Cheers, John (‘JD’)