A Thousand Farewells slide

Also known as 10,000 Farewells, Brendan Coombe’s, Brendan Tonra’s #2, Brendan Tonra’s No. 2, Jimmy Doyle’s, Rowe’s, Thousand Farewells, Tone Row’s, Tone Row’s #2, Tone Row’s No. 2, The Tubercurry.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bank Of Turf (a few times).

A Thousand Farewells has been added to 1 tune set.

A Thousand Farewells has been added to 62 tunebooks.

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Twelve settings

X: 1
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: fe |dAF E3 DB,A, D2 E | FGF BAF dAF EFA |
dAF E3 DB,A, D2 E |[1 F3 BAF EDC D :|[2 F3 BAF EDC D3 ||
|: d3 f3 a2 f edB | A2 F DFA BAF EFA |
dcd fef a2 f edB |[1 A2 F DFA Bdc d3 :|[2 A2 F DFA B/c/dc d |]
X: 2
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: ba |gdB A3 GED G2 A | BcB edB gdB ABd |
gdB A3 GED G2 A |[1 B3 edB AGF G :|[2 B3 edB AGF G3 ||
|: g3 b3 d’2 b age | d2 B GBd edB ABd |
gfg bab d’2 b age |[1 d2 B GBd egf g3 :|[2 d2 B GBd e/f/gf g |]
X: 3
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
e|dAF ~E3|DB,A, A,B,D|FEF BAF|dAF EFA|
dAF ~E3|DB,A, A,B,D|~F3 BAF|EDC D2:|
e|dcd fef|afd edA|BAF DFA|BAF EFA|
dcd ~f3|afd edA|BdB AFA|Bdc d2:|
X: 4
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A/B/c |dAF EFE DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF dAF EFA |
dAF EFE DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF EDC D :|
|: FA |dcd fed afd edB | AFE DFA BAF EFA |
dcd fed afd edB | B/c/dB AFA Bdc d :|
X: 5
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: FA |dAF EFE dBA A^GA | FEF BAF dAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF EG/F/E D :|
|: F/G/A |dcd fed afd edB | AFE DFA BAF E2 A |
d3 fef afd edB | B/c/dB AFA B/c/dc d :|
X: 6
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dAF EFE DBA A2 D | FEF BAF dAF EFA |
d2 A EFE DBA AFD | ~F3 DBA EFE D3 :|
|: DF/G/A f2 a afe edB | A^GA DFA BAF EF/G/A |
dcd f2 a afe edB | ~A3 DBA Bdc d3 :|
X: 7
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:dAF E3|DB,G, A,B,D|EFF BAF|BAF E2 c|
|dAF E3|DB,G, A,B,D|EFF BAF|EFE D2 c:|
|:d2 e fed|add fdB|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
|d2 e fed|add fdA|(3BcdB AFA|Bdc d2 A:|
X: 8
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FA |dAF EFE dBA ~A2 D | FEF BAF BAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF EDc dfe |
dAF EFE DBA ~A2 d | FEF ~A3 dAF EFA |
dAF ~e3 dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF ~E3 Dfe ||
d2 d ~f3 afd edB | ~A3 DFA BAF EFA |
dcd fef a2 d edA | B/c/dB AFA B/c/dc d2 A |
~d3 ~f3 afd edB | ~A3 DF/G/A ~B3 E2 A |
dcd f2 f afd e2 A | BdB ~A3 Bd/c/d d |]
X: 9
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: dAF ~e3 dBA A2 D | ~F3 BAF dAF EFA |
dAF ~e3 dBA A2 D | ~F3 BAF ~E3 DFA :|
|: d2 d ~f3 afd edB | ~A3 ecA BAF DFA |
d2 d ~f3 afd edB | ~A3 AFA B/c/dc dFA :|
X: 10
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A |:dAF e^de dBA A^GA | F^EF BAF dAF EF/G/A |
dAF e2 e dBA A2 A |[1 F^EF BAF EFE DF/G/A :|\
[2 F^EF BAF E^DE =D2 ||
|: A |dcd f^ef afd edB | A^GA DFA BAF EF/G/A |
[1 dcd f2 f afd edB | A2 A DF/G/A B/c/dc d2 :|
[2 dAF e2 e dBA A2 D | F^EF BAF E^DE =D2 |]
X: 11
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAF E2F | DB,A, A,F,A, | F3 BAF | dAF EFA | dAF E2F | DB,A, A,F,A, | F3 BAF | EDC D2A :||
dcd fed | afd edB | ABA DFA | BAF EFA | dcd fed | afd edB | ABA DFA | BAF d3 :||
X: 12
T: A Thousand Farewells
R: slide
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAF E2F| D2A, D3|F3 BAF|dAF E2e|
dAF E2F|D2A, D3|F3 BAF|EDC D2e||
d3 f3|afd edA|BAF DFA|dAF E2e|
d3 f3|afd edA|BdB AFA|Bdg f2e||

Twenty-three comments

Jimmy Doyle and Dan O’Leary

Two of Sliabh Luachra’s finest. I wanted to call this Jimmy Doyle’s, because he’s the one who shared this one and many other fine tunes with me. I then remembered how close he was to the fiddler Dan O’Leary, his long time partner in music, who’d died from cancer. I’ve no doubt, as it was going around in my head, he’d have wanted me to credit this ‘gan ainm’ to Dan, so I have, as there isn’t anything on TheSesh that has his name to it, so now there is.

I did several ‘advanced’ searches for this in three keys using a couple of bars of music but it didn’t produce any results, but you know how things can be with the ABCs. I hope I’m not duplicating something else. I suspect some may have another name for this, and I’d love to know any, but for now, it’s Dan’s, and Jimmy’s.

There is a bit of sadness to this on several counts. They both produced a wonderful LP with Shanachie in the USA, 1977, "Traditional Music from the Kingdom of Kerry", great music but no longer available. I’m going to make a pest of myself on this one I promise you. They also, together, had a collective charm and comradery that is evident in their playing. When Dan died it cut through to Jimmy’s heart and music like the loss of a brother. The severing of that close union brought Jimmy to a pause in his music making, a change, understandably. I consider Jimmy Doyle to be one of Sliabh Luachra’s finest box players, and whether playing with the man, dancing to his music, or just sharing a chat, it’s magic. He’s many a fine tune and tale too, and he’s a damned fine human being…

If you’re feeling tight and want to pull a high d’, well:

X:2
T: Dan O’Leary’s
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Gmaj
|:ba|gdB A3 GED G2A|BcB edB gdB ABd|
gdB A3 GED G2A|1 B3 edB AGF G:|2 B3 edB AGF G3||
|:g3 b3 d’2 b age|d2 B GBd edB ABd|
gfg bab d’2 b age|1 d2 B GBd egf g3:|2 d2 B GBd e/f/gf g||

Doyle/O’Leary recording

ceolachan - could you post that LP’s listings in the "Recordings" section, please? If you don’t have it , or are too busy, I’ll do it myself next week. There are relatively few recordings of Kerry music available and this is a good’un. There were good sleeve notes with this album, and the sleeve itself, with the map of Kerry must have been one of the most colourful ever !

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A Thousand Farewells (Jig!)

Well, I was about to post another fine Tap Room Trio tune but have just found it’s been already on this site under a *wrong* title. This tune is actually a jig composed by Tipperary fiddler Sean Ryan. Here is the setting based on The Trio’s playing:

K: Dmaj
e|dAF ~E3|DB,A, A,B,D|FEF BAF|dAF EFA|
dAF ~E3|DB,A, A,B,D|~F3 BAF|EDC D2:|
e|dcd fef|afd edA|BAF DFA|BAF EFA|
dcd ~f3|afd edA|BdB AFA|Bdc d2:|

“The Hidden Ireland:

The First Selection of Irish Traditional Compositions of Séan Ryan"

page 9: "A Thousand Farewells"

I should have caught this, but you should have dropped me a line ‘slainte’. We are on speaking terms aren’t we? This tune has been used in slide sets but Séan Ryan has it under jigs, so I am placing it there out of respect for his original intentions…

“A Thousand Farewells” ~ by Séan Ryan

M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Dmaj
|: A/B/c |
dAF EFE | DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
dAF EFE | DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF | EDC D :|
|: FA |
dcd fed | afd edB | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
dcd fed | afd edB | B/c/dB AFA | Bdc d :|

alternate takes part-A, bar 2:
| DB,A, A,A,A, |
| DB,A, ~A, | - by the book…

Sorry, Ceolachan. That’s true, I should have let you know the real name of the tune in person. Harry Bradley writes he first heard it played by Tansey. Did he recorded it?

Considering the winds ~ and “A Thousand Farewells”

Your comment strikes a chord, but I couldn’t find anything with regards to a recording of Tansey playing it, maybe someone else can help. I’d love to hear it and see a transcription for it. However, here are some transcriptions for winds, two and a link to a third:

C: Sean Ryan
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
K: D Major
|: FA |
dAF EFE | dBA A^GA | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | EG/F/E D :|
|: F/G/A |
dcd fed | afd edB | AFE DFA | BAF E2 A |
d3 fef | afd edB | B/c/dB AFA | B/c/dc d :|

K: D Major
|: dAF EFE | DBA A2 D | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
d2 A EFE | DBA AFD | ~F3 DBA | EFE D3 :|
|: DF/G/A f2 a | afe edB | A^GA DFA | BAF EF/G/A |
dcd f2 a | afe edB | ~A3 DBA | Bdc d3 :|

X: 118
T: A Thousand Farewells

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Although I only very recently found out the original title, I have been playing this tune for years and am pretty sure I learned it from a Tansey recording as "Tone Rowe’s". I no longer have the recording.

Tansey recorded this with fiddler Andrew Davey on Music from the Coleman Country and there it’s called "Brendan Tone Rowe’s No. 2" (?).

I guess parts of the A have a passing similarity to Tonra’s.

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What a gang! ~ I’m smiling, go raibh ma’agat / Thanks…

I had some inkling I’d heard Tansey playing this. I thought a recording might actually be sitting here on my desk awaiting a listen, but no. "Music from the Coleman Country" is something I haven’t yet but guess I would welcome, so it is now on order thanks to your information ‘LongNote’ & ‘edl’. When it comes I’ll give it some a good listen and then come back with at least a bare bones transcriptions, unless someone beats me to it. ;-) I had some vague memory of it being associated with the title "Rowe’s" but was too thick to put the bits together. That said, I was still looking, the Tansey recordings here at hand as proof…

Thanks also to ‘Kenny’ who’s comments on the recording confirmed I had to have a copy…

Just a few other ways with it ~

K: D Major
FA |
dAF EFE | dBA ~A2 D | FEF BAF | BAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | EDc dfe |
dAF EFE | DBA ~A2 d | FEF ~A3 | dAF EFA |
dAF ~e3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | ~E3 Dfe ||
d2 d ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 DFA | BAF EFA |
dcd fef | a2 d edA | B/c/dB AFA | B/c/dc d2 A |
~d3 ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 DF/G/A | ~B3 E2 A |
dcd f2 f | afd e2 A | BdB ~A3 | Bd/c/d d ||

Another version

I planned on posting this tune today. I didn’t realise it had been submitted but there you go. Anyway, since I bothered learning it, here’s the version I took from the playing of Martin and Christine Dowling.

|:dAF E3|DB,G, A,B,D|EFF BAF|BAF E2 c|
|dAF E3|DB,G, A,B,D|EFF BAF|EFE D2 c:|

|:d2 e fed|add fdB|AFE DFA|BAF EFA|
|d2 e fed|add fdA|(3BcdB AFA|Bdc d2 A:|

“Donncha O’Briain’s” / “A Thousand Farewells” ~ another rescued duplication

Key signature: D Major
Submitted on March 15th 2008 by Thom Pratt.
~ /tunes/8351

X: 9
T: Donncha O’Briain’s
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: D Major
|: dAF ~e3 | dBA A2 D | ~F3 BAF | dAF EFA |
dAF ~e3 | dBA A2 D | ~F3 BAF | ~E3 DFA :|
|: d2 d ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 ecA | BAF DFA|
d2 d ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 AFA | B/c/dc dFA :|

From Papper ~ This I have written out in David "Papper" Papazians handwriting as simply "Jig", Donncha O"Brian, whistle. I think it’s on Donncha’s recording but my cassette of his playing doesn’t have the titles. Lovely simple jig. ~ Thom

# Posted on March 15th 2008 by Thom Pratt

“A Thousand Farewells” / “Brendan Coombe’s Jig” :-/

"Donncha O’Briain: Irish Tin Whistle"
Track 2, 1st tune in the set: "Brendan Coombe’s Jig"

I want to say I can’t believe how many times I’ve skipped over this tune and missed the connections, several. I say this because I know and love Sean Ryan’s tunes, and I’ve known this particular jig in many ways from many different people. Maybe for a dyslexic with memory problems that might allow me to partly excuse my ocassional confusion, but it is still frustrating… Thanks to friends like slainte the confusion I was feeling about this just previous duplication was cleared.

Thanks again Hiro!

“A Thousand Farewells” / “Brendan Tone Rowe’s No. 2” ~ Seamus Tansey

You’ve reminded my slainte / Hiro that I had promised myself I’d transcribe Seamus Tansey’s take on it for my past sins and frustrations, and to try to set it in my skull more securely, as if anything could be tied down in that ceasless storm of ideas and queries… The fight against ignorance is life long… ;-)

‘reminded me’, not ‘reminded my slainte / Hiro’ ~ :-/

“A Thousand Farewells” - C: Séan Ryan ~ adding the headers and /

X: 2
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
R: slide
K: Gmaj
|: ba |\
gdB A3 GED G2 A | BcB edB gdB ABd |
gdB A3 GED G2 A |[1 B3 edB AGF G :|[2 B3 edB AGF G3 ||
|: g3 b3 d’2 b age | d2 B GBd edB ABd |
gfg bab d’2 b age|[1 d2 B GBd egf g3 :|[2 d2 B GBd e/f/gf g |]

X: 3
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|: A/B/c |\
dAF EFE | DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
dAF EFE | DB,A, A,^G,A, | FEF BAF | EDC D :|
|: FA |\
dcd fed | afd edB | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
dcd fed | afd edB | B/c/dB AFA | Bdc d :|

X: 4
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
K: DMaj
R: jig
|: FA |\
dAF EFE | dBA A^GA | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | EG/F/E D :|
|: F/G/A |\
dcd fed | afd edB | AFE DFA | BAF E2 A |
d3 fef | afd edB | B/c/dB AFA | B/c/dc d :|

X: 5
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|: dAF EFE | DBA A2 D | FEF BAF | dAF EFA |
d2 A EFE | DBA AFD | ~F3 DBA | EFE D3 :|
|: DF/G/A f2 a | afe edB | A^GA DFA | BAF EF/G/A |
dcd f2 a | afe edB | ~A3 DBA | Bdc d3 :|

X: 6
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
FA |\
dAF EFE | dBA ~A2 D | FEF BAF | BAF EFA |
dAF ~E3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | EDc dfe |
dAF EFE | DBA ~A2 d | FEF ~A3 | dAF EFA |
dAF ~e3 | dBA ~A3 | ~F3 BAF | ~E3 Dfe ||
d2 d ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 DFA | BAF EFA |
dcd fef | a2 d edA | B/c/dB AFA | B/c/dc d2 A |
~d3 ~f3 | afd edB | ~A3 DF/G/A | ~B3 E2 A |
dcd f2 f | afd e2 A | BdB ~A3 | Bd/c/d d |]

X: 7
T: A Thousand Farewells
C: Séan Ryan
S: from the playing of Martin and Christine Dowling
Z: # Posted on February 16th 2008 by 52Paddy
L: 1/8
M: 6/8
R: jig
K: DMaj
|: c |\
dAF E3 | DB,G, A,B,D | EFF BAF | BAF E2 c |
dAF E3 | DB,G, A,B,D | EFF BAF | EFE D2 :|
|: A |\
d2 e fed | add fdB | AFE DFA | BAF EFA |
d2 e fed | add fdA | B/c/dB AFA | Bdc d2 :|

Tubercurry Jig / A Thousand Farewells / Brendan Coombe’s

Mick Mulcahy calls this ‘The Tubercurry Jig.’ He plays it with a fantastic low F# (although as it’s a D/D# box, he’s actually playing a low E note).

X: 1
T: Tubercurry Jig
S: Mick Mulcahy
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAF E2F | DB,A, A,F,A, | F3 BAF | dAF EFA | dAF E2F | DB,A, A,F,A, | F3 BAF | EDC, D2A :||
dcd fed | afd edB | ABA DFA | BAF EFA | dcd fed | afd edB | ABA DFA | BAF d3 :||

Gan Ainm

Please Help! I heard this in a pub in Dublin by a trio and it was amazing, but I DON’T KNOW THE NAME. Please let me know the name of this-

It reads better as 12/8, as a single jig/slide… In ‘ye olden days’ they didn’t use the meter 12/8, but that phrasing is definitely in this…