Never On A Sunday barndance

Also known as Pote DIn Kuriakos, Ta Paidiá Tou Peiraiá, Ta Pedia Tou Pirea.

Never On A Sunday has been added to 1 tune set.

Never On A Sunday has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Three settings

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X: 1
T: Never On A Sunday
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
Bdcd cded|=cdBd AdGd|Fdcd cded|f>g fe decd|
B=c/B/ ^AB =cB^AB|z =c/B/ ^AB =cB^AB|
GDGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c de=cd|B8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c B=cAB|G8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c de=cd|B8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c B=cAB|G8|
z2 d2 e2 f2|g8|g2 fg a2 g2|f8|f2 ef g2 f2|
e8|e2 de f2 d2|B8|z2 d2 e2 f2|g8|g2 fg a2 g2|
f8|f2 ef g2 f2|e8|e2 de f2 d2|G8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c de=cd|B8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c B=cAB|G8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c de=cd|B8|
z DGF GAB=c|d2 d=c d2 d=c|d2 d=c B=cAB|G8|G2||
2
X: 2
T: Never On A Sunday
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
|:Fc=Bc Bcdc|BcAc GcFc|Ec=Bc Bcdc|e>fed cdBc:|AB/A/ ^GA BAGA|FB/A/ ^GA BAGA||
|:FCFE FGAB|c2 cB c2 cB|c2 cB cdBc|A8-|ACFE FGAB|c2 cB c2 cB|c2 cB ABGA|F8-:|
F2 c2 d2 e2|f4 f4-|ff ef g2 f2|e4 e4-|ee de f2 e2|d4 d4-|dd cd e2 c2|A8-|
A2 c2 d2 e2|f4 f4-|ff ef g2 f2|e4 e4-|ee de f2 e2|d4 d4-|dd cd e2 c2|F8-||
|:"to finish - - -" Fc=Bc Bcdc|BcAc GcFc|Ec=Bc Bcdc|e>fed cdBc:|AB/A/ ^GA BAGA|HF8||
3
X: 3
T: Never On A Sunday
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G>FG>A B>c d2|d>c d2 d>c d2|d>c d>ec>d B2|B4 B2 D2|
G>FG>A B>c d2|d>c d2 d>c d2|d>c B>cA>B G2|G4 G2 D2|
G>FG>A B>c d2|d>c d2 d>c d2|d>c d>ec>d B2|B4 B2 D2|
G>FG>A B>c d2|d>c d2 d>c d2|d>c B>cA>B G2|G4 G2 Gd||
e2 f2 g4|g4 g2 f>g|a2 g2 f4|f4 f2 e>f|
g2 f2 e4|e4 e2 d>e|f2 d2 B4|B4 B2 B>d|
e2 f2 g4|g4 g2 f>g|a2 g2 f4|f4 f2 e>f|
g2 f2 e4|e4 e2 d>e|f2 d2 g4|g4 g2 g>D||
# Added by JACKB .

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Never on a sunday

Any time I resurrect this one an accordion friend of mine has some lines that go with it involving consuming whiskey but never on a sunday something like:
"I drink whiskey on a monday, on a tuesday, on a …..(etc)….. but never on a sunday". I don’t know the full lyrics as I am too busy with the tune or too full of whiskey ;} .
The first few bars are the intro and then it’s into pretty similar repeat phrases. Picked this version up at a session in spain a good number of years ago. Not sure if the key signature should be D there are c and f sharps in it but the tune plays OK for guitar in G.

Wasn’t this a Greek song sung by Nana Mouskuri way back in the sixties ?

"Never On A Sunday" ~ music by Manos Hadjidakis

Lyrics by Dilly Towns

COMMERCIAL & COPYRIGHTED…EMI

~ but a bit of fun…
it does exist openly on the Internet elsewhere, midi & words…

Song from a movie

Never on Sunday was a 1960s movie about a prostitute. In the song she describes her hours of operation.
I can’t believe how young some sessioners are.

Bill M

I found a song with the same name in a recording with gypsy music. but i’ve never listened it…

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"Ta Paidiá tou Peiraiá" ~ the original Greek lyrics, and not a mention of Sunday 😎

X: 2
T: Ta Paidiá tou Peiraiá
T: Never on Sunday
C: Manos Hadjidkas
S: Melina Mercouri – “Ta Paidiá tou Peiraiá” ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCFXGanTx4A

M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: Song / Syrto Kritikos / Khaniotikos (Crete)
K: FMaj
|: Fc=Bc Bcdc | BcAc GcFc | Ec=Bc Bcdc | e>fed cdBc :| AB/A/ ^GA BAGA | FB/A/ ^GA BAGA ||
|: FCFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB cdBc | A8- | ACFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB ABGA | F8- :|
F2 c2 d2 e2 | f4 f4- | ff ef g2 f2 | e4 e4- | ee de f2 e2 | d4 d4- | dd cd e2 c2 | A8- |
A2 c2 d2 e2 | f4 f4- | ff ef g2 f2 | e4 e4- | ee de f2 e2 | d4 d4- | dd cd e2 c2 | F8- ||
|: Fc=Bc Bcdc | BcAc GcFc | Ec=Bc Bcdc | e>fed cdBc :| AB/A/ ^GA BAGA | FB/A/ ^GA BAGA ||
|: FCFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB cdBc | A8- | ACFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB ABGA | F8- :|
F2 c2 d2 e2 | f4 f4- | ff ef g2 f2 | e4 e4- | ee de f2 e2 | d4 d4- | dd cd e2 c2 | A8- |
A2 c2 d2 e2 | f4 f4- | ff ef g2 f2 | e4 e4- | ee de f2 e2 | d4 d4- | dd cd e2 c2 | F8- ||
|: Fc=Bc Bcdc | BcAc GcFc | Ec=Bc Bcdc | e>fed cdBc :| AB/A/ ^GA BAGA | F8- | F8 |]
N: With the endings for the C part, and the very end, the F8 is a fermata -
N: for which the ending can vary from ~ | F8- | F4- || - to - | F8- | F8- |]

I gather that some other takes for thi end it on this part? ~
|: FCFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB cdBc | A8- |
ACFE FGAB | c2 cB c2 cB | c2 cB ABGA |[1 F8- :|[2 F8- | F8 |]

Never on a sunday

heard this on tenor banjo at a session can Anyone tell me the chords please

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My Version

How I play this tune.

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I like how you play this one Jack. It seems a lot easier. Thanks!

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