This version is from a New England fiddle music collection.
Both Seamus Ennis and his father played this song as an ending to their performances. It is on his recording: "The Wandering Minstrel," which I submitted and should be listed. Great jig.
Ennis has an "and" in the name of his.
Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part
This pops up on an old Horslips album too, possibly by the same name.
Happy to Meet You, Sorry to Part
The slip jig version of the tune is called "My Mind Will Never Be Easy": https://thesession.org/tunes/191 It’s normally played in G while posted in Amin.
it’s exactly like Eddie Kelly’s, no?
Eddie Kelly’s? Well, no, not "exactly," though it shares many of the same phrases. Two distinct tunes, made out of the same cloth.
& that collection is called ~
~ check the cover ~ & please give credit where credit is due:
"The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire"
Randy Miller & Jack Perron:
A lovely jig associated with John Joe Gardiner: https://thesession.org/tunes/5349 Angelina Carberry points out the similarity between the two tunes.
Second tune in set.
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The second setting is what I remind of the Horslips album "Happy to meet, Sorry to part"
The Cherry Blossom, X:3
I transcribed this version from a commercial recording made by Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford in December, 1921. He played it on the accordion and entitled it "The Cherry Blossom - Jig".
Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part, X:4
This is the setting from the Patsy Hanly’s playing (cf above, celticmarine’s post). Though his setting is largely different from the initial version posted here, I have decided to include it here.
Does it deserve its own entry (as I think) ?
The structure of this setting is AAB type.
I have not been able to include some variations (especially concerning bar 1 and 9) because using the %%multicol directives seems not to be supported by this version of the site (or I have not found how to properly use them here)… And I find boring adding extensively all the bars just for those 2 variations.
Here is what works using EasyABC (with the latest release of abcm2ps, see Guido Gonzato for getting it)
"[1"B2B BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBG | B3 AGA |
B2B BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBA | AGF GBd|
"[2"gdB BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBG | B3 AGA |
B2B BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBA | AGF GBd||
g2g age | dBd dBd | gbg aga | bge e2f |
gaf gfe | ded def | g2d edB | ABd efg :|]
"[1 (from 2nd time)"edG B2A |
"[2 var" g2B BAB |
Re: Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part
The B section here is quite similar to Mrs. Galvin’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/10733
Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part, X:5
Learned this version from the playing of Leo Brown, accordion, prominent musician in North Antrim. It seems to work very well on the button accordion and I prefer it to any of the settings posted previously.