Farewell to Erin
Farewell to Erin
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Here is a track I recorded a little while back on guitar (okay, on electric guitar with drums too and a few other sounds for good measure) of an Irish fiddle tune that I found in a pile of my fiddle tune sheet music. In my fiddlers fakebook it is listed as an alternative title for Farewell to Ireland. But all of the recordings of Farewell to Ireland that I have heard are a different melody than this version of Farewell to Erin. At any rate they are both about bidding the green isle goodbye, as my ancestors, Bridget and Patrick Early did somewhere around the late 1840s during the height of the Irish potato famine when the made their way to America by ship sailing from Liverpool to New York City.

Farewell to Erin Sheet Music