Famous Last Words slip jig

By Michael McGoldrick

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Famous Last Words has been added to 3 tune sets.

Famous Last Words has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Famous Last Words
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
M:7/8
|:dcBF AFE|Fz~F2 EFA|Fz~F2 EFA|BcdB edc|
dcBF AFE|Fz~F2 EFA|BcdB edc|Bcd ez~e2:|
|:fgfd ABd|edB d2d2|BcdB cBA|1 FAc Bcde:|2 BAF Az~a2||
|:fefg afd|edB d2d2|BcdB cBA|1 FAc Bcde:|2 BAF Az~a2||
2
X: 2
T: Famous Last Words
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|:EFGA BAG FG~F2 GF|EFGA BAG FG~F2 GA|
BdeB AGA Bc~B2 AG|1 BdeB AGA Bc~B2 AG:|2 BdeB ABd eg~e2 dB||

Three comments

Adding to the canon of 7/8 tunes

Here’s a slightly edited version of a 7/8 tune on Michael McGoldrick’s new CD "Wired". I’ve left out of the transcription the 13/8 bridge between Bm and Em versions of the first three parts, after which the last two parts follow, in Bm again.

My take on the bridge is:
K:Em
M:13/8
||: EFGA BAG FG~F2 GF | EFGA BAG FG~F2 GA |
BdeB AGA Bc~B2 AG |1 BdeB AGA Bc~B2 AG :|2 BdeB ABd eg~e2 dB ||

Oops …

I just realized that what I thought was a single, but extended, tune is actually listed as two separate tunes. I’ll post the other one later under its own heading.