Farewell To The Troubles Of The World jig

Also known as Farewell To My Troubles, The Fiddler Around The Fairy Tree, The Fiddler Round The Fairy Tree, Slán Agus Beannacht Le Buaidhreamh An TSaoghail, Slán Agus Beannacht Le Buairibh A’ TSaoil.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

Farewell To The Troubles Of The World appears in 2 other tune collections.

Farewell To The Troubles Of The World has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Farewell To The Troubles Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A|:~d3 dcA|GFG AFD|~F3 GFD|FGA =c2 A|
dec dcA|~G3 AFD|FEF GEA|1 DED DFA:|2 DED D2 E||
|:FED FGA|=cdB cAG|Afe dec|ABc d2 =c|
~B3 d=cA|GFG AFD|FEF GEA|1 DED D2 E:|2 DED DFA||
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2
X: 2
T: Farewell To The Troubles Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A [|: dec dcA | GFG AFD | F2G AFD | F/G/AB =c2A | dec dcA | GFG AFD |
F2G A2G |1FDC D2A :||2FDC D2G || FED F/G/AB | =cdB cAG | Afe deB |
ABc d2=c | B>BB d=cA | GFG AFD | F2G A2G | FDC DFA |
dec dcA | GFG AFD | F2G A2G | FDC D2 |]
3
X: 3
T: Farewell To The Troubles Of The World
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |: dec dcA | GFG AFD | F>EF GFD|F>GA/B/ =c2 A|
dec dcA | GFG AFD | F>EF GAG | 1 FDD D2A :|2 FDD D2 E||
|: FED F>GA/B/ | =cdB cAG | Afe dec | ABc d2 =c |
BAB d=cA | GFG AFD | F>EF GAG |1 GDD D2 E :|2 DED D3 ||
# Added by hetty .

Twelve comments

Farewell to the Troubles of the World

I picked this tune up at a session in Oregon many years ago, and then lost it. Luckily I kept the dots around and recently reconstructed it.

I like it not too fast, to savor the flux between c sharps and naturals.

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Great tune, Will.
There are other possibilities for the C / Csharp.
I think it’s an old pipe tune in Dmix with some modern Dmaj add-ons.
Nice variation is to play F nat instaed of E in the first triplet in bar 7 / 15

Great tune, thanks will!

This is in O’Neill’s, but does anyone know of any recordings with it on? It seems like a neglected tune.

I have the dots. Does anyone know of a recording?

Tonight my friend put 3 tunes in front of me. One of them I know, another I have heard.
The 3rd tune I have not heard in session. Will Harmon posted the tune on site.
There are no known recordings. Would be nice to hear it played by someone who knows the tune.

" Farewell to the Troubles of the World " aka " O’Connell’s Welcome to Parliament "

Actually I lied. I don’t have the dots. I would like to hear it before I try to suss it out.
Thanks in advance.

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Fast move ;)

I wish there was a better way to find the answer.

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Farewell to the Troubles of the World

Close but no cigar. Still no recording of this tune. Thanks leoj for the mp3.
Fiddlers’ Companion listed an alternate title for this tune;
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FAR_FARE.htm#FAREWELL_TO_THE_TROUBLES_OF_THE_WORLD
"Farewell … " (Slan agus Beannacht le Buaidhreamh an tSaoghail). AKA … "O’Connell’s Welcome {to Parilament}.

There is a completely different jig with the same title (or alternate title)
https://thesession.org/tunes/1071
" Rafferty’s "
October 23rd 2002 by Brad Maloney.

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1028
Round The House: Music For The Sets Volume 1
Various Artists
May 26th 2004 by kjlowe.
14. O’Connell’s Welcome To Parliament/The Humours Of Ballymore

Thanks again for the mp3. But I’m still hoping to hear something of the other "O’Connell’s Welcome to Parliament"

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Another source

This tune is included as as a set dance in Bulmer & Sharpley’s "Music of Ireland" (book 2, tune #85) under the title ‘Fiddler Round the Fairy Tree’.

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The Fiddler Around The Fairy Tree

A set dance in jig style that I’ve performed for dancers at various feisianna.

Farewell to the Troubles of the World

This is a tune I keep going back to and it is one of my favourites. I’ve had it in my collection for over 25 years, have never heard it played by anyone but immediately on playing it from the music I wanted to play it slowly. My version, as found, is virtually identical with the first one here but for a few bars, particularly bar 4 of the ‘A’ music and bar 1 in the ‘B’ music. I like to ‘savour’ the progression of notes leading up to the ‘c’. The value of the notes suggested slowing the tune down in order to make as much of the musicality of the tune as possible. For me this is not a jig in the normal sense as it has "airy" qualities. After playing the ‘B’ music for the second time I return to the ‘A’ music without a lead-in note, going straight to ‘d’ in bar 1. I hope that all makes sense. Recently I’ve been following it with a very slow "the Cat in the Corner" and a very steady "Up Sligo"

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Published in 1873

Another version, almost identical to the 2nd setting, was published by Joyce in his Ancient Music of Ireland (Dublin, 1873), nr 33.
Joyce wrote that this tune was “taken down from the whistling of Joseph Martin, a native of the county Limerick.”

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