Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Farewell to Whisky

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X:102
T:Farewell to Whisky
R:song
H:Scottish
D:Ashplant
Z:id:hn-song-102
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:Dm
C2 | C2 G3 G | A4 AA | A2 D2 E2 | F2 G4- | G4
A2 | A2 d2 d2 | d2 c2 A2 | A2 G2 A2 | c6- | c4
A2 | A2 d2 d2 | d2 c2 A2 | A2 D2 E2 | F2 G4- | G4
A2 | d3 c d2 | A2 G2 A2 | F3 D (EC) | D6- | D4 ||
W:Oh Johnnie, my man, do ye no think o' risin'?
W:For the day is weel spent and the night's comin' on
W:The siller's all done and the gill-stoup is empty
W:So rise up, my Johnnie, and come awa' hame
W:
W:The bairnies at hame they are roarin' and greetin'
W:Nae meal in the barrel to fill their wee wames
W:While ye sit here drinkin', ye leave us lamentin'
W:So, rise up, my Johnnie, and come awa' hame
W:
W:Wha's that at the door that are speakin' so kindly
W:'Tis the voice of my wee wifie, Maggie by name
W:Come in my dear lassie and sit doon beside me
W:It's time enough yet for to gang awa' hame
W:
W:Oh Johnnie, my man, do ye no mind o' courtin'?
W:Nae alehoose nor tavern it ran in oor minds.
W:We'd spend the lang days 'mang the sweet scented roses
W:An ne'er gied a thought upon goin' awa' hame
W:
W:'Tis well do I mind these times that ye speak o'
W:But those days they are gone and will ne'er come again
W:But as for the present, we'll try for to mend it
W:So gie's your haund Maggie, and I'll awa' hame
W:
W:And Johnnie arose, and he banged the door open
W:Sayin' "Cursed be the tavern that ere let me in
W:And cursed be the whisky that made me aye thirsty
W:So fare thee well, whisky, for I'm awa' hame


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