79th’s Farewell To Gibralter polka

Also known as The 79th Highlanders March, The 79th Highlanders’ Farewell To Gibraltar, The 79th Highlanders’ March, 79th’s Farewell, 79th’s Farewell To Gibraltar, The 79th’s Farewell To Gibraltar, The 79th’s Farewell To Gibralter, Farewell To Gibraltar, Farewell To Gibralter, March For The 79th’s Farewell To Gibraltar, March For The 79th’s Farewell To Gibralter.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Atholl Highlanders (a few times) and The Devil In The Kitchen (a few times).

79th’s Farewell To Gibralter has been added to 3 tune sets.

79th's Farewell To Gibralter has been added to 92 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: 79th's Farewell To Gibralter
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
c/d/ | e>f ec | A>B Aa/g/ | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | cB Bc/d/ |
e>f ec | A>B Aa/g/ | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | cA A :|
a | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | f/a/e/c/ Ba | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | fB Ba |
fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | f/a/e/c/ Ba | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | cA A :|
c/B/ | A>B ca | fe/c/ Bc/B/ | A/B/c/d/ e/f/e/c/ | fB Bc/B/ |
A>B ca | fe/c/ Bc/B/ | A/B/c/d/ e/f/e/c/ | cA A :|
c/d/ | e>f ec | e>f ea | f>e fa | fe/c/ Ba |
fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | f/a/e/c/ Ba | fe/c/ e/f/a/e/ | cA A :|

Five comments

79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar

A 2/4 pipe march which was in the requests list. Composed by Pipe Major J MacDonald, and I learnt this mainly at sessions in Edinburgh.

An old friend I’ve long neglected, thanks for the reminder Nigel…much appreciated…

Farewell To Gibraltar

Very good rendition on an album by Phil and Johnny Cunningham which is called, I think, "Against The Storm". Phil plays it through on piano-accordion while a guest-player plays snare-drum, appropriately for a driving military march.