The Farley Bridge reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Farley Bridge has been added to 69 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Farley Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
Beeg fefg|aggg eBBA|BeeB ggBf-|feeg accB|
BeeB effg|aggg eAAB|fecf- fgfe|1 cB B6:|2 cB B4fg |
|: agge eeca-|agge eeBA|BeeB ggBf|feef- fgga|
agge eeca-|agge eecB|fecf- fgfe|cB B4fg:|
# Added by Tøm .
X: 2
T: The Farley Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
Beeg fefg|ag g/2g/2g eBBA|BeeB ggBf|feeg accB|
BeeB effg|ag g/2g/2g eAAB|fecf- fgfe|cBB2- B3B|
Beeg fefg|ag g/2g/2g eBBA|BeeB ggBf|feeg agfe|
BeeB effg|ag g/2g/2g eAAB|fecf- fgfe|cBB4fg|
|:agge eeca-|agge eeBA|BeeB ggBf|feef fgga|
agge eeca-|agge eecB|fecf- fgfe|1cBB4fg:|2cBB6|]
X: 3
T: The Farley Bridge
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:Addf edef|gf f2 dAAG|FddA ffAe-|eddf gBBA|
FddA deef|gf f2 dGGA|edBe- efed|1 BA A6:|2 BA A4ef |
|: gffd ddBg-|gffd ddAG|FddA ffAe|edde- effg|
gffd ddBg-|gffd ddBA|edBe- efed|BA A4ef:|
# Added by JACKB .

Six comments

Transcribed from the original recording

The version I’ve added is almost identical except that I’ve added in the birls, put in slightly less syncopation and included the 4th bar variation in the A part. I’ve also put the key as E major. I know there isn’t a D note anywhere in the tune so it could theoretically be E mix but it doesn’t sound like that on the recording and it certainly doesn’t sound like it’s in A major (it sounds like it’s in Eb major, but that’s another story).

Woops, key signatures!

Yeah, Emajor is a good shout, I deferred to the transcription on Nigel’s site when I found it, should have stuck to my guns with E!

Cheers Donald :-)

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Very nice tune, thanks! :)


Love this tune! Anyone have the chords?