Mr McLae’s Farewell march

Mr McLae's Farewell has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Mr McLae's Farewell
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G| DGB3/2G/ EGDG | A/G/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ FA A2 | DGB3/2G/ EGDG | A/G/A/B/ c/e/d/c/ BGG :|
(3d/e/f/ | g3/2d/Bg e3/2d/ e/d/c/B/ | A/G/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ FAA (3d/e/f/ | g3/2d/Bg e3/2d/ e/d/c/B/ | A/G/A/B/ c/e/d/c/ BGG (3d/e/f/ |
g3/2d/Bg e3/2d/ e/d/c/B/ | A/G/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ FA A2 | GBAc Bd Hg3/2 d/ | e/d/e/f/ g/e/d/c/ BGG |

Two comments

Mr McLae’s Farewell

This is a tune found in the Rook Manuscript and appears on both pages 196 and 243. Interestingly, the author wrote it differently each time and though the pitches are the same, the dotted rhythms fall in different places. Additionally, due to the photocopying being a bit grainy, and it being handwritten in the first place, it can be challenging to see exactly what is going on. As such, the version I have written above has elements from each version mainly dependent on how clear the copy is.

This manuscript is freely available on the internet and I would urge you to give it a look through. In the index it is just listed as "McLae’s Farewell" (though the handwritten copies on the page are listed as "Mr McLae’s Farewell"). Go find it for yourself and decide which version you like the best!

Re: Mr McLae’s Farewell

Thanks for finding the tune. I prefer the one on page 196 as it sounds more interesting