Far Away waltz

Also known as The Canadian, The Faraway, Leahy’s, Leahy’s Set Dance, Marie’s, Up Down And Around, Walse à Marie, Wild Asparagus.

There are 23 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Far Away appears in 1 other tune collection.

Far Away has been added to 34 tune sets.

Far Away has been added to 453 tunebooks.

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Ten settings

1
X: 1
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FA |B2 BA Bd |cA F2 FA |B2 BA B3/4c/e3/4 |
c4 dc |B2 BA B3/4c/d3/4 |cB A2 de |fe dc BA |
B3 A FA |B2 BA Bd |cA F2 FA |B2 BA B3/4c/e3/4 |
c4 dc |B2 BA B3/4c/d3/4 |cB A2 de |fe dc BA |
B3 c de |f2 fe f3/4g/a3/4 |ec A2 de |f2 fe f3/4g/a3/4 |
e4 de |fd Be cA |dB Gd BG |F2 B2 BA |
B3 c de |f2 fe f3/4g/a3/4 |ec A2 de |f2 fe f3/4g/a3/4 |
e4 de |fd Be cA |dB Gd BG |F2 B2 BA |
B3 A FA |]
2
X: 2
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
B2 BF (3Bcd | cA F2 FA | B2 BF Be | c3 c dc |
B2 BG (3Bcd | cB A2 de | fe dc BA |1 B2 BA FA :| B2 Bc de ||
|: f3 d fa | ec A2 de | f3 d fa | e4 de |
fd Be cA | dB Gd Be | F2 B2 A2 |1 B2 Bc de :|2 B2 BA FA ||
3
X: 3
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FA |:"Bm" B3 F Bd |"A" cA F2 FA |"Bm" B3 F Be |"A" c4 dc |"G" B3 GBd|
"A" cAF2 de |"Bm" fed cBA |1 "Bm" B3 A "A" FA :|2 "Bm" B3 c de ||
|:"D" f2 fd fa |"A" ec A2 "(Bm)"de |"D" f2 fdfa |"A" e4 de |
"Bm" fdB "A" ecA | "G" dBG "A" cAF|FA "Bm" B2 "A" A2 |1 "Bm" B3 "A" c de:|2 "Bm" B4 z2||
4
X: 4
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FA |: B2 BF B/c/d | cAF EFA | B2B F B/c/d| c2c d c/B/A |
B2 BF B/c/d | cB A2 de | fed cBA | [1 B2 B2 FA:| [2 B2B cde
|: f2f e f/g/a | ecA ede | f2f e f/g/a | e4 de
fdB ecA | dBG dBG| F2 B2 BA | [1 B2 Bc de :| [2B6
5
X: 5
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FA | "Bm" B3 F Bd | "F#m"cA F2 FA | "Bm"B3 F Be | "F#m"c4 dc |
| "G"B3 G Bd | "F#m"cA F2 de | "Bm"fe dc BA |1 "Bm"B4 :|2 "Bm"B3 ||
|: c de | "D"f3 d fa | "A"ec A2 de | "Bm"f3 d fa | "A"e4 de |
| "Bm"fd B"A"e cA | "G"dB G"A"c AE | "Bm"F2 B2 "A"A2 |1 "Bm"B3 :|2 "Bm"B6 |]
6
X: 6
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: FA | "Bm" B3 A Bd | "F#m"cA F2 FA | "Bm"B3 A Be | "A"c3 A dc |
"G"B3 G Bd | "F#m"cA F2 de | "D"fed "A"cBA |1 "Bm"B4 :|2 "Bm"B2 Bc de |]
"D"f2 fe fa | "A"ec A2 de | "D"f3 e fa | "A"e4 de |
"D"f2 fe fa | "A"ec A2 Bc | "G"dcB "A"cBA | "Bm"B2 Bc de |
"D"f2 fe fa | "A"ec A2 de | "D(Bm)"f3 e fa | "A"e4 de |
"Bm"fdB "A"ecA | "G"dBG "A"cBA | "Bm"F2 B2 "(F#m)"BA |"Bm"B6 |]
7
X: 7
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FA |B2 BA (3Bcd |cA F2 FA |B2 BF Be |c4 dc |
B2 BA (3Bcd|cB A2 de |fe dc BA |B3 A FA |
B2 BF (3Bcd |cA F2 FA |B2 BA (3Bcd |c4 dc |
B2 BA (3Bcd|cB A2 de |fe dc BA |B3 c de |
|:f2 fe (3fga |ec A2 de |f2 fe (3fga |e4 de |
fd Be cA |dB Gd BG |F2 B2 ^A2 |B3 c de |
f2 fe (3fga|ec A2 de |f2 fe (3fga |e4 de |
fd Be cA |dB Gd BG |F2 B2 ^A2 |B3 A FA ||
# Added by JACKB .
8
X: 8
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
FA [|:B2 BA Bd |cA F2 FA|B2 BA Be |c4dc |!
B2 BA Bd |cB A2 de |fe dc BA |1B2 BA FA:|]2B2 Bc de|]!
[|:f2 fe fa |ec A3 e|f2fe fa |e4de |!
fdB ecA |dBG cAE |F2 B2 Ac |1B2 Bc de :|]2B2 BA FA|]
9
X: 9
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
[|:FA|B2 BA Bd|cA F2 FA|B2 BA Be|c4dc |!
B2 BA Bd|cB A2 de|fe dc BA|1B2 BA:|]2B2 Bc de|]!
[|:f2 fe fa|ec A3 e|f2fe fa|e4de|!
fdB ecA|dBG cAE|F2 B2 Ac|1B2 Bc de:|]2B2 BA|]
10
X: 10
T: Far Away
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
C:Pete Jung
C:(C) 1985
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:Bm
|:FA||"Bm"B2>F2 Bd |"F#m" cA F2 FA |"Bm" B2>F2 Be |"A" c4 dc |
"G"B2>G2 Bd |"F#m"cA F2 de | "Bm"fe dc "F#m"BA |1"Bm" B4 :|2 "Bm"B4 |]
|:de||"D"f2>d2 fa | "A"ec A2 de | "D"f2>d2 fa | "Em"e4 de |
"Bm"fd Be "A"cA |"G" dB Gc "F#m"AF | "Bm"F2 B2 "F#m"A2 |1"Bm"B4 :|2"Bm & last time G" B4 |]

Thirty-two comments

Up Down and Around is Far Away written by Pete Jung

This tune was written by Pete Jung in 1985 after a dawn dance in Bratteboro. "I wrote it for a particular woman who has an enchanting but elusive quality—that was what I was trying to convey. All I got out of this deal was the tune.." This tune and quote was taken from The Waltz Book by Bill Matthiesen on page 21. Bill has 2 volumes of waltz books with great tunes which can be ordered from Bill Mathiesen, 33 Stormvie Road, Lanesboro, Ma 01237 (413) 442-9172. Address and numer in back of his books.

Goes Great With

This tune is a wonderfully dark waltz that pairs great with The Crested Hen waltz.

Please help! I need to contact Pete Jung (author of Far Away)

Hello.
At one time I had Pete Jung’s email address, and I’ve lost it now. I need to contact him desperately.

If anyone has his email address, please let me know!

Thanks!

"Dave’s Place" duplication ~ submitted as a mazurka

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on July 27th 2007 by JACKB.
https://thesession.org/tunes/7548

X: 1
T: Dave’s Place
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
R: mazurka
K: Dmaj
F |:
B2 BF (3Bcd | cA F2 FA | B2 BF Be | c3 c dc |
B2 BG (3Bcd | cB A2 de | fe dc BA |1 B2 BA FA :| B2 Bc de ||
|: f3 d fa | ec A2 de | f3 d fa | e4 de |
fd Be cA | dB Gd Be | F2 B2 A2 |1 B2 Bc de :|2 B2 BA FA ||

Another tune I got from Dicky Deegan. I don’t know any information about the tune.

# Posted on July 27th 2007 by JACKB

= "Far Away" ~ by Pete Jung & b minor

Correction ~ Key signature: b minor
(damned cut-and-paste)

"Far Away" by Pete Jung ~ the melody’s earlier origins, rather than "Dave’s Place" or any of the several other tags it has picked up over time…

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FAR_FARE.htm

FAR AWAY. American, Waltz. USA, New York. B Minor. Standard tuning. AA’BB. Composed in 1985 by Pete Jung (Kingston, N.Y.), who said: “I wrote this while playing the mandolin, on the way back home from a Brattleboro (VT) Dawn Dance, at about 7 A.M. I wrote it for a particular woman who has an enchanting but elusive quality—that was what I was trying to convey.” The melody has become quite popular and pops up from time to time at sessions. Matthiesen (Waltz Book 1), 1992; pg. 21. CCF2, Cape Cod Fiddlers – “Concert Collection II” (1999). Maggie’s Music, Ceoltoiri ‑ "Silver Apples of the Moon." Wild Asparagus ‑ "Tone Roads" (1990). Conor Keane – “Oidhreacht” (appears as “Nicholas Quemener’s Waltz”—Quemener is with the group Arcady).

& on mandolin ~
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&ChannelID=60325826

Far Away

Requested by a listener at a session: "That Waltz from Shrek".

It’s a good tune, nonetheless.

Far away

Hello

you can find here two waltz.

The first is up down and around , but i want to know the title of the second one !

thanks !

Sorry for my english , i’m french !

Far Away

"Up, Down and Around" commentary clarified that "Far Away" was composed by Peter Jung.

Is anyone willing and able to edit the ABC of this entry such that "Peter Jung" appears in the "C:" (composer) field?

Years ago, our All Comers Band often ended Montague Grange Hall dances with this waltz which had very quickly become very popular in our area. On two memorable occasions, entirely unexpectedly, its composer (who lived in the Hudson River Valley), walked in just as we were playing his tune!

second tune

I cant use your link but I love to play this tune with Sångshyttevalsen.
A set of tunes of the band broken strings.

"The Far Away Waltz" or "Up Down and Around"

It’s called "Up Down and Around" or "The Far Away Waltz" composed by Pete Jung, and it’s a waltz rather than a mazurka.

Far Away, X:4

This is the printed copy we use in our sessions in Columbia, Missouri. Though all similar, I like it a bit more than the other settings and it includes harmonization. Enjoy.

Far Away, X:5 with apologies the Stiamh!

Here’s a setting from our own Stiamh Ionas, taught on C#/D box on a Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tEa9BVfpmc . Apologies if I missed (or messed) anything in the transcription. This is apparently an old Montreal session setting notable for the extended B part with first and second endings, reserving the "2 bars of hemiola" for the very end.


I remember hearing this tune and seeing transcriptions of it years ago and in hasty judgement assuming that the hemiolas (I always thought the word referred to a medical condition) resulted from confusion about how to notate or play series of 8th notes in waltz time. Steve makes a convincing case that the effect is intentional, and I’ve tried to reflect that in the transcription.

Ending that last hemiola series in bars 13-14 of the B part seems to gets handled in a variety of ways, some of which work better than others. To get the true "hemiola effect" each group of three 8ths should correspond to a chord. The most obvious chord progression is |Bm A | G A| Steve plays bar 14 "dBG c#BA" against chords G and A. Several online transcriptions have it written as dBA cAE, which works fine with the same chords. I find myself playing dBG c#AG, implying an A7 chord and leading nicely into the next measure. I’ve also seen at least one instant of dBG c#AF#, which would seem to beg for an F#m chord instead of the last A. My least favorite, seen in several transcriptions is dBG dBG with repeated G chords, which seems to fall a bit short of the the full effect.

Bill

Re: Far Away

Lovely tune; still, I am wondering why it is listed on thesession. Doesn’t seem to be an Irish tune. Maybe I am wrong.

Far Away, X:6

Lovely tune

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Re: Far Away

I know this is an old thread… but… does anyone have any contact info for the composer, Pete Jung? I’m hoping to get copyright permission to include Far Away in a traditional (paper!) tunebook that I’m putting together. Thanks.

Re: Far Away

@gilesg - Thesession has loads of tunes from various traditions. Not sure why this is an issue?

Re: Far Away

The Crested Hens (Les poules huppées) mentioned as a "waltz" is in fact a "bourrée à trois temps" (three beats bourrée) composed by French Hurdy-Gurdy player Gilles Chabenat, played slowly like a waltz by Lunasa (I think)

Canadian

What a lovely waltz! First heard the tune played on accordion by Conor Keane.

Canadian

What a lovely waltz! First heard the tune played on accordion by Conor Keane.

Re: Canadian

It’s called “Far Away”. Anyone know who wrote it?

Re: Canadian

It’s on TheSession as Far Away. Written by Pete Jong.

Far Away by Pete Jung (c) 1985

Here’s the version my group, Aunt Lu & the Oakland County All Stars, have played since the 90’s. I included information and ‘suggested’ approach to the chords 🙂
"It also appears in the Waltz Book 1 by Bill Mattheison. There are several recordings on YouTube. It’s on recordings by Wild Asparagus ("Tone Roads"), & Ceoltoiri ("Silver Apples of the Moon")

There’s a tendency to really hit the chord changes in measures 14 & 15 but don’t get caught up in a predictability trap, especially when playing backup. Keep it sweet."
There’s also some verbiage about copyright restrictions as I didn’t have permission to share.