Never Far Away reel

Also known as Roundabout.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Never Far Away has been added to 15 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Never Far Away
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
w: A part
GA |: "G"Bc B/2A/2 G | "G/B"d2 cB|"Am7"A G B/2c/2 d|"C"e2 de|
"Em7"gbag | "G (Bm7)"edd g| "Am7" eddB|"D" A2GA |
"G"Bc B/2A/2 G | "G/B"d2 cB|"Am7"A G B/2c/2 d | "C"e2 de|
"Em7"gbag | "C"ed B/A/2 G | "D"E DDE | [1"G"G2GA:| [2"G"G3ug||
w: B part
"C"e2dB|"G/B"d2BA|"G"B2G2| "G"G3d|
"Em7"gbag|"G/B (Bm)"edB/2c/2 d| "C"e2ed| "C"e3 ub|
"Em"geed|"C"e2e/2f/2g|"G"dBBA|"G/B"B2AG|
"G"BcB/2A/2G|"G/B" cdB/2A/2G|"D"FAdD|"D"d3g/2f/2 |
"C"e2dB|"G/B (Bm)"d2BA|"G (Am7)"B2G2|"G"G3d|
"Em7"gbag|"D (Bm)"edB/2c/2 d| "C"e2ed| "C/E"e2ga|
"Em"abeb|"Bm"bagf| "G"g2 B/2c/2 d|"C"gfed |
"G"BcB/2A/2G|"G/B"cdB/2A/2G|"D"FAdD| "D"d2 GA|
w: C finish
"G"Bc B/2A/2 G | "G/B"d2 cB|"Am7"A G B/2c/2 d|"C"e2 de|
"Em7"gbag | "G (Bm7)"eddG| "Am7" eddB|"D" A2GA |
"G"Bc B/2A/2 G | "Am"d2 cB|"Bm"A G B/2c/2 d | "C"e4- | e2de |
w: slower
"Em7"gbag | "D"ed B/2c/2 d| "C"gbag | "G/B" ed B/2c/2 d|
"Em7"gbag | "C" ed "G"B/2A/2 G | "D"E DDE | "G"G4 ||
X: 2
T: Never Far Away
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA |: Bc B/2A/2 G | d2 cB|A G B/2c/2 d| e2 de|
gbag | edd g| eddB| A2GA |
Bc B/2A/2 G | d2 cB| A G B/2c/2 d | e2 de|
gbag| ed B/A/2 G | EDDE |1 G2 GA |2 G3 g :|
e2dB| d2BA| B2G2|G3d|
gbag| ed Bcd |e2 ed| e3 b|
geed| e2e/2f/2g| dBBA| B2AG|
BcB/2A/2G| cdB/2A/2G FAdA|d2 gf|
e2 dB |d2 BA | B2 G2 |G3 d |
gbag| edB/2c/2 d| e2ed| e2ga|
b2eb |bagf| g2 B/2c/2 d| gfed |
BcB/2A/2G| cdB/2A/2G|FAdA d2 GA|
Bc BAG |d2 cB | A G Bc d |e2 de |
gbag | eddg | eddB| A2 GA|
Bc BAG | d2 cB | AG Bcd | e4- | e2 de |
|1 gbag |ed BAG |E DDE |G4|
|2gbag|ed Bcd |gbag | ed Bcd | gbag | ed BAG | E DDE |G4 |

Six comments

Never Far Away

Nice reel by Liz Carroll, track 7 from her "On the Offbeat" CD.

Never Far Away

I love this tune. It really carries its own weight: it doesn’t require much in the way of variations or ornamentals (or skill, for that matter) for it to sound nice. It definitely has the classic Liz Carrollian sound.

Re: Roundabout

Firstly This tune should be listed under the title Liz Carroll gave it and if I am right composed it in remembrance of her father ie NEVER FAR AWAY. Secondly it is difficult to read the above abc s with all the chords mixed in . Please provide the dots. It also seems to differ from Liz s version . I don’t know where the ROUNDABOUT title comes from.

Never Far Away, X:2

I Love Liz and her compositions. I decided to post this setting as it is how she plays it. The 1st setting here does not have the correct ending leading into the guitar solo. Also I have left out the Chords which may confuse some abc readers. The ending to art 2 is played slower

Re: Never Far Away

Both X:1 and X:2 show a time signature that doesn’t match the transcription. X:2 has a couple of other timing oddities as well (bars of two-and-a-half and two-and-three-quarter beats). Sorry if this is stating the obvious; it’s the pedant in me.

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Re: Never Far Away

Hi Bazza and thanks for your help.I have been working on this in between other jobs and correcting it as I went. I hope by now I have it right, some hours after your post . I welcome any further comments on things I missed.