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Old 06-05-2020, 11:19 AM   #1
Barry Shears
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Default Tune history for slow march "Good Bye"

Hi everyone, I am going through a stack of music I have collected over the past 40 years , working toward a Volume 3 of Play it Lie You Sing It and I came across a slow march with our a composer's name simply tilted "Good Bye" . Any one here ever hear off that tune or a possible composer? It is on the old photo-stat blue copy paper and probably dates from the 1960s but perhaps it is even older than that. I checked with Ceol Sean and nothing comes up.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:51 AM   #2
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A setting of one of the millions of Gaelic parting songs perhaps? Might be worth recording the melody and circulating it amongst singers.
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Might be worth recording the melody and circulating it amongst singers.



Or play it and post it here.

Happy to give it a listen.

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Old 06-09-2020, 02:16 PM   #4
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Here is a possible source


Good Bye (Beannachd leibh)


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Old 06-09-2020, 04:14 PM   #5
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I suspect that Bannatyne tune is a setting of Soraidh Leibh, or Oidche Mhath Leibh, which I imagine Barry knows well, but in case anyone is interested, here's the basic dots for the chorus:





It's one of those awkward tunes that doesn't quite work wherever you centre it. I think I prefer the second, but it leaves you an awkward top D to deal with in the verse (Out of range notes are the originals).
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