This is a tune I’ve known for a long time, having picked up a version from the CD, The Poet & The Piper, played by Liam O’Flynn. Poems by Seamus Heaney and much played a few years ago by Ciaran MacMathuna on the radio, Mo Cheoil Thu.
I was trying to remember how it started there the other night and looking here for a few notes, was surprised to see it’s not listed.
There’s also a version credited to O’Neill’s on the web as follows:
D|G2(cB)G(B A)FA|G2(c B)GB c2d|ege dc(B A)FD|E2c- ccA G2D|G2(c B)G(B A)FA|G2(c B)GB c2d|ege dc(B A)FD|E2(c B)cA G2||
||d|gdB gd(B- A)FD|(gf)(e d)ef g2d|ege dc(B A)FD|E2(c B)cA G2d|gdB gd(B A)FD|(gf)(e d)ef g2d|ege dc(B A)FD E2(c B)cA G2|]
Might try restructuring the ABC’s- the tune repeats with two different endings:
|: D |\
G2c BGB AFA | G2c BGB c2d | ege dcB AFD |1 E2c c2A G2 :|2 E2c BcA G2 ||
And writing out the turn because of the variance in the second and fourth measures:
| d |\
gdB gdB AFD | ~g3 def g2d | ege dcB AFD | E2c c2A G2d |
gdB gdB AFD | g2g def g2d | ege dcB AFD | E2c BcA G2 ||
The sheet music should look a lot better this way.
Well, I don’t particularly care as to how elegant the sheet music looks 🙂 I’m simply writing out the tune, simple as it is, showing a few of the variations that can be woven in. If I wanted to be elegant, I could do this and let people figure the lead in notes and variations themselves..
|: G2c BGB AFA | G2c BGB c2d | ege dcB AFD | E2c BcA G2D :|
|: gdB gdB AFD | g2g def g2d | ege dcB AFD | E2c BcA G2d :|
Echos of when I first submitted to the site and what I was shown by the longer members - I meant no offence.
Probably a joke or two about Irish music being elegant.
I’m pretty sure simplified or written with variations is a matter of preference.
I see you’ve plenty submittals - what are the odds you’re baiting me?
You might not care how your sheetmusic looks but I want mine looking nice! It’s a matter of personal pride, like getting rid of nasal hair. 🙂
This tune has long been one of those fairly common tunes that has remained weirdly absences from the custard pages for over a decade.
Good to see it up finally. I hope the sheet music is pretty…