Mull Of Kintyre waltz

Also known as Oh City Ground.

Mull Of Kintyre has been added to 2 tune sets.

Mull Of Kintyre has been added to 103 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Mull Of Kintyre
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e/|:A>Bd f3|fed e<dB|A>Bd f3|fed e<dB|A>Be d3|
Ad>B A<FA|dfe d3|Bd>c BAF|AdB A3|Ad>B AFA|
dfe d2e/f/|g2f/e/ d<BB|A>Be d3:|A>Bd f3|fed e<dB|
A>Bd f3|fed e<dB|A>Be d3|:A>Bd f3|e>fa c2B|
A>Bd f3|e>fa c2B|1A>Be (d3|d3 d3):|2A>Be (d3|d3 d2d>d)||

Four comments

Mull of Kintyre

First off, this isn’t really a waltz but a slow air - and so I realize that it’s actually written in 3/8, not 3/4. As to the song itself, it’s a Paul McCartney composition - yeah, the same Paul McCartney that was one of The Beatles. It’s not exactly traditional Irish, but it’s definitely Irish- or Scotish-influenced (the recording had bagpipes and a drinking-style chorus) and I thought it was too, for want of a better word, cool"to pass up. My version here is somewhat abridged; the full version’s lyrics go as follows:

Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Far have I travelled and much have I seen
Darkest of mountains with valleys of green
Past painted deserts the sun sets on fire
As he carries me home to the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Sweep through the heather like deer in the glen
Carry me back to the days I knew then
Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir
Of the life and the times of the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Smiles in the sunshine and tears in the rain
Still take me back where my memories remain
Flickering embers go higher and higher
As they carry me back to the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre, oh mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh Mull of Kintyre

Great C

Comment is a bit "tongue in cheek" but it takes me back to the early 80s when we played for c

Mull Of Kintyre

I hate this bloody tune.I played in a Scottish band in the 80’s and every time we played people would request this peice of kitsch.We never gave in.

Mull of Kintyre / Oh City Ground

Alternative lyrics familiar to the good folk of Nottingham, England. Where else is the tune sung live by 20,000+ week in week out?

City Ground
Oh mist rolling in from the Trent
My desire is always to be here
Oh City Ground

Far have I travelled and much have I seen
Goodison, Anfield are places i’ve been
Main Road, Old Trafford still echo the sound
Of the boys in the red from the City Ground

City Ground
Oh mist rolling in from the Trent
My desire is always to be here
Oh City Ground

Pas-sing the leather like Clougies great men
Please take us back to the days I knew then.
Games when we sang in the Nottingham choir
When we thrashed the sheep from Derbyshire

City Ground
Oh mist rolling in from the Trent
My desire is always to be here
Oh City Ground

Smiles in the sunshine, Football like champagne
Still take me back to where my memories remain
Flickering embers growing higher and higher
And a new squad of players for us to inspire

City Ground
Oh mist rolling in from the Trent
My desire is always to be here
Oh City Ground

City Ground
Oh mist rolling in from the Trent
My desire is always to be here
Oh City Ground