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Fairy Tale of New York by Neil Connor

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Jan 21, 2020 - 7:49:38 PM
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Geoff Hounsome

Australia

1 posts since 11/20/2013

Can anyone suggest how to obtain or even convert Neil's adaptation of Fairy Tale of new York ? In clawhammer Tab.His is the most delicate and rich melody of the song.

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:47:20 PM
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dbrooks

USA

3724 posts since 3/11/2004

Finally found a video of this tune by Neill Connor. It's in the key of G (or at least in G tuning based on the scale he plays at the beginning). I have listened only once far to the video, but it sounds like it may be in 6/8 time which requires a number of adjustments for clawhammer. I may have a chance to to try some tab, but here's the YouTube link if someone else wnats to give it a go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE9_zruFykM

David

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:37:44 PM

6424 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi David,
This song sounds like a 4/4 run of 1/8th notes for 4 measures and then a pause and then to the song....Jack

Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/24/2020 13:50:56

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:58:57 PM

6424 posts since 8/30/2004

In other words, I don't hear a meter change....j

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:11:18 PM
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dbrooks

USA

3724 posts since 3/11/2004

Thanks, Jack. I found some sheet music/tabs for mandolin and tenor banjo, and they show 4/4 time with measures made up of 4 eighth notes (??). I hope to dive more deeply into it. The instrumental in the link above doesn't seem to bear a lot of resemblance to my ear yet to the vocal version of the tune by the Pogues, but I have only scratched the surface. I will keep your suggestion in mind.

David

Jan 24, 2020 - 2:34:12 PM

6424 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi David,
I think this guy is just winging it and has his own way of interpreting Clawhammer style...Jack

Edited by - Jack Baker on 01/24/2020 14:39:38

Jan 31, 2020 - 6:40:06 PM

28 posts since 1/31/2020

U may like Christy Moors version of fairytale of my.he does it 3/4 time.think in key of D... D G. A . BM..hope this helps

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