Burns’ Farewell reel

Also known as Burn’s Farewell, Burns’s Farewell.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

Burns’ Farewell appears in 1 other tune collection.

Burns’ Farewell has been added to 1 tune set.

Burns' Farewell has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Burns' Farewell
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|:fe|d2 cd B2 AB|d2 d2 e2 de|f3 g fede|f2 A2 A2 fe|
d2 cd B2 AB|d2 d2 e2 de|f3 g afef|d2 B2 B2:|
|:fg|a2af g2 fe|defg a2 f2|g2 f2 e2 fe|f2 A2 A2 fe|
d2 cd B2 AB|d2 d2 e2 de|f3 g afef|d2 B2 B2:|

Seven comments

Burn’s Farewell

I originally heard this tune in a set called ‘Minor Reels’, from an accordian player from Texas named Hugh Morrison. I had wanted to learn this tune from The Session, but I found that no one had submitted it as of yet. Burns’ Farewell sounds very good played in a set with the Old Pipe Reel, and has a simple structure.

It looks like a version of the tune (or *a* tune) of the song Goodnight And Joy Be With You All.

And so perhaps should be played without repeats.
Also called The Parting Glass.

Burns’ Farewell

In O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) there are a couple of tunes close to this: “Burn’s Farewell” (No.269) and “The Parting Glass” (No.58). It can also be heard on Alan and John Kelly’s album “Fourmilestone” (2002) as “The Parting Glass”, played as a slow air.

Burns’ Farewell - The Peacock ?

To me this sounds very close https://thesession.org/tunes/6359 and is the name quoted, somewhere on the web that I did not note down, as being an ancestor of the tune now normally used for “The Parting Glass”.

Somewhere other than the comments to that tune !