Exile (The)

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 Theme code Index    5L347L 5L31H7
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Ed Reavy
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/2
 History    
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Joe Reavy
 Book/Manuscript title    Collected Compositions of Ed Reavy (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 50, p. 52.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    n.d.
 Artist    
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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Exile (The): Annotations


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T:The Exile
R:Reel
C:Ed Reavy
M:2/2
L:1/8
Z:Joe Reavy
N:The sad gaiety of this tune celebrates the longing of the exile for his
N:native home. No one quite understands the irony of a happy farewell 
N:as well as the poet in Frank O'Connor's translation from the Irish:
N:What happier fortune can one find,
N:Than with the girl who pleases one's mind;
N:To leave one's home and friends behind
N:And sail on the first favoring wind.
K:G
FE | DGBd cAFA | DGBd g2 fg | afdf gfed | ^cdBG FGAF | 
DGBG B,DFA | GABd c2 Bc| (3dcB (3cBA fdBd | cAFA G :|| 
ef | g2 bg fgaf | ^cdeg fddf | eccB cde^c | defd =cAFA | 
g2 dg bgdg | fed^c defg | (3agf (3gfe BABd | cAFA G :||

Exile (The): Annotations