Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Slieve Gallen Braes

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From file hnsong1.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:117
T:Slieve Gallen Braes
T:Sliabh Gallion Braes
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-117
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:Dmix
D2 | A4 A2B2 | c2A2- A2 (EF) | (G3F) D2D2 | D6
A2 | d4 d2e2 | (f2ed) e2(d^c) | A4 B2^c2 | d6
AB | cA3 B2G2 | E2D2- D2 (DE) | F4 (FE)D2 | d6
(de) | f3d e2^c2 | dA3 BG3 | (E3F) GE3 | D6 ||
P:version 2
D2 | A4 A2B2 | (c2A2) E2 (EF) | (G3F) D2D2 | D6
A2 | d4 d2e2 | (f2ed) e2(d^c) | A4 B2^c2 | d6
AB | c2A2 B2G2 | E2D2- D2 (FG) | (A3G) (FE)D2 | d6
(de) | f3d e3^c | dA3 BG3 | (E3F) GE3 | D6 ||
W:[My name is Joe McGarvey as you might understand,
W:I come from Derrygennard and I own a farm of land.
W:But the rents were getting higher, and I could no longer pay,
W:So farewell unto you bonny, bonny Sliabh Gallen braes.]
W:
W:As I went a-walking one morning in May,
W:To view yon fair valleys and mountains so gay,
W:I was thinking on those flowers, all doomed to decay,
W:That bloom around ye, bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen braes.
W:
W:How oft in the morning with my dog and my gun,
W:I roamed through the glens for joy and for fun.
W:But those days they are all over and I am far away
W:So farewell unto ye, bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen braes.
W:
W:How oft in the evening and the sun in the West,
W:I roved hand in hand with the one I love best.
W:But the hopes of youth are vanished and now I'm far away,
W:So farewell unto ye, bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen braes.
W:
W:It's not the want of employment at home,
W:That caused us poor sons of old Ireland to roam.
W:But those tyrannising landlords, they would not let us stay,
W:So farewell unto ye, bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen braes.
W:
W:Farewell to old Ireland the land that is so green,
W:To the parish of Lissan and the cross of Ballynascreen.
W:May good fortune shine upon you, when I am far away,
W:So farewell unto ye, bonny, bonny, Slieve Gallen braes.


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