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Thread #3379 Message #972424
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Jun-03 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Off to Philadelphia
Subject: RE: Off to Philadelphia in the morning
I got this tune from a songbook called Ireland in Song from the Remick Music Corporation "Music for Everyone" series. It says the song is "Adapted from the arrangement of an old Irish Melody by Battison Haynes 1859-1900)." Remick copyrighted the adaptation in 1915. The Remick version has some strange changes - boulder instead of "bolder"; shtart instead of "start," and others. I'm not totally happy with this tune, but it's what I read on the sheet music. The full-octave interval on the "off to Philadelphia" bothers me. Can anybody suggest something better?