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Over the Hills and Far Away
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BillyG
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November 6, 2021 - 10:45 am
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This one came to mind after my good lady was watching the "Sharpe" series (hmmm, although a UK production, I would imagine it has been widely franchised and I'm sure many our our States-side members will know of it)     [  Hahahaha, I suspect Debbie has a "thing" for Sean Bean LOLOL !  But is is a worth-watching series nonetheless ! ]

Anyway - I was taken by the John Tams version of "Over the Hills and Far Away" as used (in various guises) throughout the series - I was ( well AM, eventually when I have the time ) going to start a party-thread for the tune - but until I get the time - I thought I'd just mention it here 

Here's a YT vid and a couple of thesession.org variations  (basic, and naturally, to be developed into a unique individual performance, such as are ALL fiddle tunes intended to be performed! ) - 

 and at thesession.org - 

https://thesession.org/tunes/7502

Cool, especially the John Tams arrangement in the YT vid...

Enjoy ! 

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November 6, 2021 - 11:22 am
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@BillyG -

Nice tune! 

Just had a workshop at Fiddle Hell about seconding with the beat like that, but instead of the same drone throughout the tune - think I would enjoy it more with at least 1 chord change. (lol) 

Thanks for sharing this tune!

I'm not the quickest (still owe Katie a tune) and have way too much on my plate, but I'll support whatever Party you start!

 

...have to get back to FIDDLE HELL!

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November 6, 2021 - 11:32 am
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Interesting @elcbk - yeah - I've been humming-along to the drones part, thinking about how I might present it (drone + melody-line mix), and am always so tempted to shift to another chord-tonic on occasions....   Yes, I can see WHY it was purposely done and it does add a certain feel (with the lyrics) - but, agreed, I'd do it differently for a soloed ( I mean no vocals - just drone + melody ) take...  yeah...  interesting, ty for the thoughts!

A work (soon to be) in progress !  Yup !

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@BillyG nice version of this--I like the rhythmic drone.  Mark O'Connor has this in his method book 2--but I like this John Tams version better.  Would make a good party smile

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