The Furrows End waltz

By Gordon Patullo

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Furrows End has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Furrows End
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:CD|E3 (A ce)|d2 c2 B2|c2 CE Ad|c2 B2 A2|
(FA A3) F|(EA A3) B/c/|(B6-|B2) C2 D2|
E3 (A ce)|d2 c2 B2|c2 CE Ad|c2 B2 A2|
(FA A3) d|c4 B2|(A6-|A4):|
c>d|e4 A2|e2 d2 c2|d2 DF Ad|f2 e3 d|
c3 B AF|(EA A3) B/c/|(B6-|B4) cd|
e4 A2|e2 d2 c2|d2 DF Ad|f2 e3 d|
c(A-A3) c/d/|c4 B2|(A6-|A4) cd|
e4 A2|e2 d2 c2|d2 DF Ad|f2 e3 d|
c3 B AF|(EA A3) B/c/|(B6-|B2) C2 D2|
E3 A ce|d2 c2 B2|c2 CE Ad|c2 B2 A2|
(FA A3) d|c4 B2|(A6-|A4) z2||

Five comments

The Furrows End

A nice waltz from the veteran box player, Gordon Patullo.

I have to admit that I used to find him a little irritating on “Thingummyjig” all these years ago when he always seemed to have a display a permanent grin and tended to “show off”.
However, he’s actually an extremely good musician and I daresay that was what was expected back then.

Anyway, although this is obviously a waltz, I’ve also heard it played very slowly as an air. It sounds nice either way.

Re: The Furrows End

Thanks John.
Seems like it’s been around forever, so I’m surprised this its first appearance on The Session.

Re: The Furrows End

I’d agree with Johnny Jay, Melody Player that, to me, this is better as a slow air, and that’s the way I’ve always played it. I liked it so much I made a multi-part arrangement of it for a mandolin orchestra, which performed it often (a few years ago). Great tune.

Re: The Furrows End

It’s a favourite on our Zoom sessions, having been introduced by a moothie player: it sounds great on that wee instrument too.
Gordon repaired and re-tuned my button accordion a couple of years back: did a grand job. Lovely drive out to his house in the back of beyond and charming man!

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I’m sure Gordon is a very pleasant and likeable person. He was the guest at a fiddle rally I played at a few years back and it was excellent performance.

I’ve mixed feelings when I remember the “Thingummyjig” days but I think most of the artists who appeared tended to “ham it up” quite a bit. It was expected back then.