The Banks Of The Suir waltz

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Banks Of The Suir has been added to 50 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Banks Of The Suir
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(GA)| B2 e2 (ed) | e2 d2 (BA) | G2 E2 (GA) | B2 d2 (BA) |
B2 G2 A2 | B4 (GA) | B2 e2 (ed) | e2 d2 (BA) | G2 E2 (GA) | B2 G2 A2 | G4 ||
(GA)| B2 d2 (ef) | g2 f2 e2 | f2 d2 (ef) | g2 f2 (ed) |
B2 e2 f2 | e4 ef | g2 f2 (ed) | e2 d2 (BA) | G2 E2 (GA) | B2 d2 BA | B2 G2 A2 | G4 ||
X: 2
T: The Banks Of The Suir
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
FG|A2 d2 d2|c2 AG FD|D2 CD FG|A2 c2 A>F|G2 F2 [F2C2]|[F4C4]:|
FG|A2 c2 de|f2 df e>c|d>c A2 (3cde|f2 e2 dc|G2 c2 c2| [d4F4] (3cde|
f2 g2 fd|c2 AG FD|A2 c2 AF|G2 F2 [F2C2]|[F4C4]|]
X: 3
T: The Banks Of The Suir
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2A>B d4 e>d GA3G E2 D6|G2A>B d4 B>A GA2G6D:|
G2A>B d3dg4f>d e2 d6|de/f/g3e dB G3A Bd e6|
de/f/ g3f ed GA3G E2 D6|G2A>B d4 B>A GA2G6||

Nine comments

Banks of the Suir

THis is really a Slow Air I heard from a recording of Sean Ryan "Take the air".

The Banks Of The Suir, X:2

Titled "The Lovely Sweet Banks of the Suir" in the book "Howe’s 1000 Jigs and Reels".

Gan Ainm

Aoifa Granville is playing this beautiful slow air or song (sorry : always no other place than in Waltzes for that kind of tune in The Session at this time, alas 🙁 )
here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9VHORgQkQc

She gives the name in the video, but I don’t understand. If anybody could, he would be welcome !

Re: Gan Ainm

pierre,
name of this tune is : the banks of the Suir

marin

Re: Gan Ainm

Thank you Marin, it looks like it, indeed.

Re: Gan Ainm

Your transcription have the notes from the video, but there is something with the note lengths and bar lines that don’t make a lot of sense - even if this may not be the typical waltz, many phrases are pickup phrases from the bar before. (Your G2A and de/f/ should be at the end)

Re: Gan Ainm

Is there a way to put all that in the banks of the Suir first transcription page ?
Jeff : I agree. The bars only match with the breath of Aoife. And of course the 3/4 doesn’t mean anything.

Re: The Banks Of The Suir

Aoife said :"It’s similar to the Banks of the Suir but I play it from the Setting of the Song "An Buachaillín Donn" - there are a few differences here and there!"