Farewell To Cape Helles waltz

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Farewell To Cape Helles
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A>B c2 e2|f>e f2 a2|e>c A2 f2|e>c B4|
A>B c2 BA|Bc a2 f2|e>f A2 cA|B>c A4:|
f>g a2 ae|fe a2 c2|e>c A3 f|e>c B4|
f>g a2 ae|fe a2 f2|e>f c2 cA|B>c A4|
f>g a2 ae|fe a2 c2|e>c A3 f|e>c B4|
A>B c2 BA|Bc a2 f2|e>f A2 cA|B>c A2||
2
X: 2
T: Farewell To Cape Helles
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G>A B2 d2|e>d e2 g2|d>B G2 e2|d>B A4|
G>A B2 AG|AB g2 e2|d>e G2 BG|A>B G4:|
e>f g2 gd|ed g2 B2|d>B G3 e|d>B A4|
e>f g2 gd|ed g2 e2|d>e B2 BG|A>B G4|
e>f g2 gd|ed g2 B2|d>B G3 e|d>B A4|
G>A B2 AG|AB g2 e2|d>e G2 BG|A>B G2||
# Added by JACKB .

Seven comments

Farewell To Cape Helles

It’s not a waltz, it’s a Retreat March written during the First World War. Probably written for the Great Highland Bagpipe.

Re: Farewell To Cape Helles

And the Gs should be natural, not sharp.

Re: Farewell To Cape Helles

Yes, it will be the usual pipe scale, and the bagpipe notation shows no key signature as that will be assumed.

Re: Farewell To Cape Helles

The final withdrawal from Gallipoli took place overnight on 7/8 January 1916. Quite a simple tune but I find it very moving.

Re: Farewell To Cape Helles

The composer’s surname was apparently Fergusson (with double s).

Re: Farewell To Cape Helles

What a beautiful tune I play it as a slow air but it is so versatile and can be played in many different ways

Thank for the tune JIM POTTER