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Darby’s Farewell to London

A composition from flute player Josie McDermott, “Darby’s Farewell to London” is usually played after one of my favourite reels, “The Trip To Birmingham”, which is another composition of Josie McDermott. I learned this set from Colette Coen, a friend from the Sligo / Leitrim area who plays whistle and flute.

X:1
T:Darby’s Farewell To London
C:Josie McDermott
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:reel
K:G
BGEG DEGA|BGdG eGdG|BGEG DEGA|BGdB G2GA|
BGEG DEGA|BGdG eGdG|B~G3 EGDG|FGAF G2GA|
BGEG DEGA|BGdG eGdG|BGEG DEGA|BGdB G2GA|
B~G3 E~G3|D~G3 FGAc|B~G3 EGDG|FGAF G2GD||
|:G2Bd e~g3|eaag efg2|G2Bd gdeg|dBAB GEDE|
G2Bd e~g3|eaag efga|bgag egdG|FGAF G2GD:||

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