Fiddler’s Green waltz

There are 9 recordings of this tune.

Fiddler's Green has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Fiddler's Green
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A,|D- E F|G F E|D E F|B,2 z/ A,/|D E F|G A B|A F D|E2 F/F/|G A B|B A G|
F G A|A2 G/G/|F E F|G F E|D C D|E A G|F F F|G E C|E D2-|D2 A|B G B|A F D|
E3-|E2 F|G A B|B A G|F G A|A G F|E F G|A G F|E- F E|D2||
X: 2
T: Fiddler's Green
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
G,|C- D E|F E D|C D E|A,2 z/ G,/|C D E|F G A|G E C|D2 E/E/|F G A|A G F|
E F G|G2 F/F/|E D E|F E D|C B, C|D G F|E E E|F D B,|D C2-|C2 G|A F A|
G E C|D3-|D2 E|F G A|A G F|E F G|G F E|D E F|G F E|D- E D|C2||

Six comments

Fiddler’s Green

This is a version in D. It is probably not D major, but someone will have to correct me on which mode it actually is.

Fiddler’s Green, X:2

This version is in C. Whether major or some other mode, I will have to rely upon someone better trained to tell us.

Fiddler’s Green

Saying something is in the key D is the same as saying something is in the key of D major. C=C major,
E=E major, etc. The mode is major (major=Ionian) unless otherwise indicated.

The ABCs of X:1 annd X:2 have two titles, two meters, two keys and two lengths (which conflict). The length in each is 1/4 (L:1/4).

Re: Fiddler’s Green

This is the tune for a song "Fiddler’s Green" written (tune and words) by John Conolly in 1966. It’s famed
and therefore often thought traditional. It’s about a wondrous place beyond the grave for seamen - lovely
weather, free booze, music etc.

Re: Fiddler’s Green

Fiddler’s Green : words (as sung by the Dubliners) - album : A Drop of the Hard Stuff

As I walked by the dockside one evening so fair
To view the salt waters and take in the salt air
I heard an old fisherman singing a song
Oh, take me away boys me time is not long

Wrap me up in me oilskin and Jumber
No more on the docks I’ll be seen
Just tell me old shipmates, I’m taking a trip mates
And I’ll see you someday on Fiddlers Green

Now Fiddler’s Green is a place I’ve heard tell
Where the fishermen go if they don’t go to hell
Where the weather is all clear and the dolphins do play
And the cold coast of Greenland is far, far away

Now when you’re in dock and the long trip is through
There’s pubs and there’s clubs and there’s lassies there too
And the girls are all pretty and the beer is all free
And there’s bottles of rum growing on every tree

Where the skies are all clear and there’s never a gail
And the fish jump on board with one swish on their tail
Where you lie at your leisure, there’s no work to do
And the skipper’s below making tea for the crew

Now I don’t want a harp nor a halo, not me
Just give me a breeze and a good rolling sea
I’ll play me old squeeze-box as we sail along
With the wind in the riggin to sing me a song

Words and music by John Conolly (who is still living).

Re: Fiddler’s Green

The Dubliners played this song. I like the tune, but I don’t know if Conolly wrote both it and the words (above)

There’s a band called "Fiddlers Green" - though I know nothing about it!