I’d Rather Be Married Than Left slide

Also known as B’Fhearr Liom A Bheith Pósta Ná Tréighte, I’d Rather Be Married Than Left Alone, I’d Rather Be Married Than Living Alone, La Native.

There are 11 recordings of this tune.

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I’d Rather Be Married Than Left appears in 3 other tune collections.

I’d Rather Be Married Than Left has been added to 3 tune sets.

I'd Rather Be Married Than Left has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: I'd Rather Be Married Than Left
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F|ABA AFA d2A A2G|ABA AFA B2E E2F|
ABA AFA d2e f2e|dcB ABc d2D D2:|
|:g|fed fed e2A A2g|fed fef g2e e2g|
fed fed fef a2g|fed ABc d2D D2:|
2
X: 2
T: I'd Rather Be Married Than Left
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F|ABA AFA d2D D2F|ABA AFA B2E E2F|
g|fed fed e2A A2g|fed fef g2e e2g|
3
X: 3
T: I'd Rather Be Married Than Left
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F|ABA AFA|d2A A2F|ABA AFA|B2E E2F|
ABA AFA|Beg f2e|dcB ABc|d2D D2:|
|:e|f2f fed|e2A A2e|fef def|gag e2g|
fef g2e|fef a2f|efe ABc|d2D D2:|
4
X: 4
T: I'd Rather Be Married Than Left
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:B|ABA AFA d2A A2B|ABA AFA B2E E2A|
DFA AFA d2e f2e|dcB ABc d2A A2:|
|:g|f3 fed e2A A2g|f3 def g3 efg|
fed fed fed a2g|fgf efe d2A A2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Ten comments

A great slide … quirky and addictive.

Actually … I’m not sure … I think this is a better version …

|:F|ABA AFA d2D D2F|ABA AFA B2E E2F|
ABA AFA B2g f2e|dcB ABc d2D D2 :|
|:g|fed fed e2A A2g|fed fef g2e e2g|
fed fed fef a2g|fed ABc d2D D2 :|

Here ye go Ian:

X: 3
T: "I’d Rather be Married Than Left"
R: Slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:F|ABA AFA d2A A2F|ABA AFA B2E E2F|
ABA AFA Beg f2e|dcB ABc d2D D2 :|
|:e|f2f fed e2A A2e|fef def gag e2g|
fef g2e fef a2f|efe ABc d2D D2 :|

Re: I’d Rather Be Married Than Left

Ha, thanks Davy (I never saw that comment). I know how to change it in the ABC headers, I meant more here on this site. Once a tune is started as one "type", I don’t believe additional settings can use a different meter.

Re: I’d Rather Be Married Than Left

Don’t marry, be happy!

Re: I’d Rather Be Married Than Left

Any idea what left means in this context? Sounds like one of those "rather be dead than red" type slogans, but maybe married than divorced is more likely? Or perhaps, left behind and not chosen for a marriage.

Or left handed?

Re: I’d Rather Be Married Than Left

It could mean lots of things, I’d rather be married than have a loan?
Google says that the Irish title means: rather married than deserted.

Whatever. It’s a great tune.