A little tough
This tune is a little tough to play, but very well worth it. It’s not the most popular of Redican’s tunes, but I think it was his best.
I was playing this tune last night & comparing it to a recording I have of Martin Wynn playing this tune. I realised that I was playing the first bar of the B part was different so I updated it to MArtin Wynn’s version.
I was just bumbling through JC’s tunefinder for "Cronin’s Hornpipe" & came across this Redican tune - low & behold it’s the same one. It’s also known as "Forget Me Not" & "Gerry Cronins". so there you have it.
Forget Me Not
Some different versions from the net in the keys of C and D:
T:Forget Me Not
c2ec AGED|CA,~A,2 G,A,CD|EGcd ecdc|Addc dged|
c2ec AGED|CA,~A,2 G,A,CD|EGce dBcA|GEDF ECCG:|
|:c2gc acgc|fcec dcAc|Gc~c2 Gcea|gece d2eg|
agea gede|cd (3edc dcAG|EGce dBcA|GEDF ECCG:|
T:Gerry Cronin’s Reel
D:Siona, "Launching the Boat"
c2ec AGED|C~A,3 G,A,CD|EGcd ecdc|Addc dfed|
c2Bc AGED|C~A,3 G,A,CD|EGce dBcA|1 GEDG EC,EG:|2 GEDB, C2EG||
|:c2gc acgc|fcec dcBc|Gc~c2 Gcea|gece d2eg|
a~e3 gede|cdec dcAG|EGce dBcA|1 GEDG EC,EG:|2 GEDB, C2EG||
T:Forget Me Not
D:Irish Dancing Tape (P. Acc)
c2ec AGED|CA, (3A,A,A, G,A,CD|EGcd e2dc|Addc dfed|
c2ec AGED|CA, (3A,A,A, G,A,CD|EGce dcAc|GEDE C3B:|
|:(3cdc Gc acgc|fcec dcAc|Gcc2 Gcef|gece d2eg|
aee2 gede|cdec decA|(3GAG EG cBcA|GEDE C4:|
Z: Greg Taylor
d2fd BAFE|DB,B,2 A,B,DE|FAde f2ed|Beed egfe|
d2fd BAFE|DB,B,2 A,B,DE|FAdf ecdB|AFEA FDD2:|
|:d2ad bdad|gdfd edBd|Add2 Adfb|afdf e2fg|
aff2 afef|defd efdA|FAdf ecdB|AFEA FDD2:|
d2fd BAFE|DB, (3B,B,B, A,B,DE|FABc (3ddd dc|(3BBB ef edBc|
(3ddd fd BAFE|DB, (3B,B,B, A,B,DE|FAdf ec (3dcB|AFEG FDDA:|
|:d2 (3ddd bdad|gdfd edBd|Ad (3ddd Adfg|afdf (3eee fa|
bf (3fff afec|defd ecdB|ABdf ecdB|AFEG FDD2:|
…and a setting from my session:
T:Forget Me Not
S:The playing of Greenwiggle
d2fd BAFE|DB,~B,2 A,B,DE|FA (3Bcd efeA|Beed egge|
dfed BAFE|DB,~B,2 A,B,DE|FA (3cBA eA (3cBA|d2AG FD (3ABc:|
|:d2ad bdad|gdfd edBd|Addc defg|afdf ea (3fga|
bf~f2 affe|defd e2dA|ABdf eABc|d2AG FD (3ABc:|
No I was never taught how to count past 5.
I got this from a Davey McNevin years ago and it was called Crehan’s and played in D.
Check out YouTube, keywords "Dubliners, Irish Washerwoman" This is the first tune John and Eamonn in a three tune set. Lovely.
Anyone know if Larry’s compositions are copyrighted, and who I would talk to about that?
Larry Redican, Jr.
Larry Redican’s son Larry (Larry Og aka Lorcan) Redican is alive and well in Massapequa, NY. He’s in the phone book. You might ask him. But as far as I know, there are no copyright issues, and if there are, a lot of folks have been paying no attention for a long time. The "official" version of this tune would be the one published (as "Forget Me Not") in a long-ago issue of Treoir, which was in Larry’s own hand.
Siona plays it in C - not D
Not that it matters a lot— but Siona in fact plays the tune in C, not in D. I play it in D on the concertina and in C on the fiddle. Great tune.
Brendan Hendry, Brendan Mulholland and Paul McSherry
tis the third tune!
Same tune as…
The tune referred to above — called The Belfast Traveller — is the same as the Forget Me Not. Although it has been attributed to Larry Redican, it seems that a tune that has traveled so far and wide, and has so many different names, would be a much older traditional tune.
I’m just saying….