Joe Murphy’s Return From Chicago waltz

Also known as Le Petit Accordeon, Murphy’s Return To Chicago, Paddy McGinty’s Trip To Chicago.

Joe Murphy's Return From Chicago has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Joe Murphy's Return From Chicago
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
A,2|:F4F2|"A"ED ^CD EF|"dm"([D4]|
[D2A2]|"gm"B4B2|"D"AG ^FG AB|
"gm"G6-|"G"G4[G2=B2]|"A"[G6=B2]^c4|
^cA =Bc de|"^dm"f6-|fd AG FD|F4F2|[1 "A"ED ^CD EF|
[A,4E4][A,2E2]|[A,4E4]A,2:|
[2E2F2E2|"^dm"D3D D2|"D"D2^F2G2
K: Dmaj
[F3A3][FA] [F2A2]|"G"[G4B4][G2B2]|"D"[F6-A6-]|
[F2A2]d2e2| (3fgf (3efe (3ded|"A" (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA|
"^em"GF E^D EF|[G,6G6]|"G"[G3B3][GB] [G2B2]|
"A7"[G4c4][G2c2]|"G"[G6B6]|[G2B2]e2f2|
"A" (3gag (3fgf (3efe|"D" (3ded (3cdc"(G)" (3BcB|
"D" (3ABA FA df|a zF2G2|[F3A3][FA] [F2A2]|
"G"[G4B4][G2B2]|"D"[F6-A6-]|[F2A2]d2e2|
"bm"f3e f2|b4 (3agf|"A"a6|"G"g6|"em"ge Bg eB|
ge Bg eB|"D"fd Af dA|fd Af dA|"A"ec Ae cA|
ec Ae cA[1|"D"d2F2G2|A2F2"(A)"G2:|
[2"D""dm"d2A2F2|D4A,2|"DaCapo al Segno(from the very beginning to here, then conti."d2c2d2|^d2e2f2|
ge Bg eB|ge Bg eB|""fd Af dA|fd Af dA|
ec Ae cA|ec Ae cA|""de/2d/2 cd fa|d'6|]
# Added by fiel .

Four comments

Did he return?

I’ve heard this one many years ago, and luckily I wrote it down. I’m not quiet certain about the precise name. Maybe somebody knows about that. I suspect it to be frenchcanadian.

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The key of this tune

From the 2. part of the tune and onwards the key should be D major i.e. with 2# and no b. Only the first par is in dminor wit a single b

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"spelling errors"

There must be something wrong witH my "keyboard"! 8-}

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Paddy McGinty’s Trip to Chicago

Found this version on Folk Tune Finder