Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part jig

Also known as The Cherry Blossom, Happy To Meet, Happy To Meet And Sorry To Part, Happy To Meet Sorry To Part, Happy To Meet You, Sorry To Part, Sorry To Part.

There are 49 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Contentment Is Wealth (a few times) and I Will If I Can (a few times).

Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part has been added to 139 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dBB BAB|GEF G2A|Bee dBA|B2B gfe|
dBB BAB|GEF G2A|Bee dBA|BGG G3:|
|:g2g fed|Bdd def|g2g fed|Bee e2f|
g2g fed|Bdd def|gfg eag|fef gfg:||
X: 2
T: Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
gf | edc BAB | GEF G2A | Bdd Bee | Bdd dge |
dBG AGE | DGF G2A | Bed B2A |1 BGF G :|2BGG Gef||
gag fed | Bdd def | gag fed | Bee e2f |
gag gfe | dBd g2e | dBG AGE | DGG Gef |
gag fed | Bdd def | gag fed | Bee e2f |
gag gfe | dBd g2f | gfg eag | fef g ||
X: 3
T: Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
a | afe f2e | dBc d2e | fbb afe | fbb b2a|
afe f2e | dBc d2e | fbb afe | fdd dBc ||
ded cBA | FAA ABc | ded cBA | FGA B2c |
ded cBA| FAA ABc | dcd ede | fdd d3||
X: 4
T: Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B2B BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBG | B3 AGA |
B2B BAB | GDG G2A | Bde dBA | AGF GBd|
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 :|]

Fourteen comments

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.

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Ennis has an "and" in the name of his.

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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.

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Horslips setting

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 :|]
%%multicol start
"[1 (from 2nd time)"edG B2A |
%%multicol new
%%leftmargin 7cm
"[2 var" g2B BAB |
%%multicol end