This is an English tune about young love and parting ways.
Month: December 2019
St. James Infirmary Blues
This old Blues lament has many different lyrics and performance interpretations.
House of the Rising Sun
Though the origin of the tune is uncertain, it may have origins as early as early as the 16th Century in a tune called “The Unfortunate Rake.” It’s been interpreted many times, famously but Woodie Guthrie and the Animals.
A good wikipedia article has been developed about this traditional song. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Rising_Sun
Greenland Whale Fisheries
Loved by folk and punk musicians alike this tune about an ill-fated whaling trip and a heroic or incredulous captain (depending on the version). Some records indicate it is as old as 1725.
Dirty Old Town
Played in G. A gritty classic from Ireland.
This song is easy enough a beginner can play along even when rather sloshed. The lyrics vary in versions, and can be improvised as suits the group.
Return from Fingal
An ancient Irish march, often played expressively like an air. Purportedly sung by then Irish troops returning from the Battle of Clontarf on Good Friday, 1014AD. (Library of Ireland)
Farewell to Whiskey
A 1799 Scottish air by fiddler Niel Gow, this tune is often played much faster.
Arran Boat Song
This Scottish Air, simple as it is, allows for expressive opportunities for even the most skilled musicians.
Maggie in the Woods
Maggie in the Wood can be interpreted as an air, single jig, march, or polka! Why not hone your playing skills and develop the tune in different ways?