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Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)

GUEST,Keith F 12 Jul 03 - 06:56 PM
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Subject: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST,Keith F
Date: 12 Jul 03 - 06:56 PM

Does any one out there know where I could get sheet music for Makems song Gentle Annie. In case you are wondering which song the first verse is
Fair and lovely Annie, your gentle ways have won me.
You bring peace and joy and laughter everywhere.
Where you go the sunshine follows, you're a breath of spring in winter
And my heart and soul are always in your care.

Gentle Annie, Gentle Annie, and my heart and soul are always in your care.

I am hoping to have this song sung at my wedding and would love it if anyone knew where I could find the sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 01:04 AM

If you have, or can get, a midi of it, you can download MidiNotate and run it through. It prints out the music instantly and is pretty simple to use.

Inoticed on Makem's site, someone asked where they could buy sheet music and the answer was they were pretty much on their own. It was also nice to see a link to Mudcat for lyrics!

Good luck, someone around here will probably be able to help.

kat


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: masato sakurai
Date: 13 Jul 03 - 03:53 AM

The lyrics have been posted HERE.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST,Keith F
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 07:24 PM

I have the lyrics. I was wondering if anyone had the actual sheet music.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Jul 03 - 08:08 PM

Is it one of these at JC's Tunefinder?


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST,Keith F
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 12:23 PM

No unfortunately it is none of the ones on @JCtunefinder.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: pattyClink
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 04:14 PM

Actually that one has been published in a book of his compositions, might be available through his company, I think it's called Red Hen.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: pattyClink
Date: 16 Jul 03 - 04:23 PM

Okay, well I'm confused, it's "Red Biddy" and the online site indeed doesn't seem to carry the songbook. (It's NOT the big "Clancy Bros & T.M." book that's listed all over the web, it's a smaller one). I'll see if I can get you a citation tonight, maybe with the real title you'll be able to track it down. And if push comes to shove you can PM me with an address and I'll send you a photocopy.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 07:05 AM

The melody and words are in "The Songs of Tommy Makem" published in 1988 by Tinwhistle Music. I'm not sure if the company exixt anymore, but I did find the book available here.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: pattyClink
Date: 17 Jul 03 - 09:33 AM

Right, that's it!. Keith, that book has melody line and chords only, not a full accompaniment for piano or organ. Be very sure your player can work from that. (NEVER ASSUME when it comes to anything for The Big Day!) If not, do you have lead time for somebody skilled to write out an arrangement, or can a guitarist do the backing, chords would be plenty for that. Best wishes in any case--


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST,Keith
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 06:52 PM

Thank you all for your help. I was able to track the book down and get a copy of the music. I have brought it to our pianist and explained that it is a melody. I gave him a copy of the song on CD and he is sure he will be able to write a background piece to match. We are going to meet in a week to listen to it. Again thank you all so much.

The "lucky" groom


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: Tiger
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 01:13 PM

You ARE lucky, indeed.

I've often provided songs for weddings, and it's amazing how many so-called pianists or accompanists just don't have a clue as to how to proceed. Unless they have a full-blown score, they're totally adrift.

Wouldn't you think a professional musician, given the melody and the key, could take it from there?


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 11:18 AM

Hi

If anyone got that sheet music to Gentle Annie, I am really interested. My wife (Annie) is 50 year old in a few weeks and I am trying to larn this song. Maurice


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GENTLE ANNIE (Tommy Makem)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 11:33 AM

Tommy sings it here on Youtube.

G]Fair and lovely Annie,
Your[C] gentle ways have[G] won me.
You bring peace and joy and[Em] laughter every[D]where.
Where you[G] go the sunshine follows,
You're a[D] breath of spring in [G]winter
And my heart and soul are[D] always in your[G] care.
[G]Gentle Annie,[Em] Gentle[G] Annie,
And my heart and soul
Are[D] always in your[G] care.

When you touch me with your fingers,
My cares and worries vanish
Like the morning dew before the rising sun,
When your eyes tell me you love me,
Then my soul is filled with wonder
And my love for you will live when life is done.
Gentle Annie, Gentle Annie,
And my love for you
Will live when life is done.

You're the flower among the flowers,
You're the birdsong in the morning,
You're the laughter of the children at their play.
You're my hope and joy and wisdom,
You're my reason just for living,
You're my treasure,
You're my very night and day.
Gentle Annie, Gentle Annie,
You're my treasure,
You're my very night and day.

When the mountains all come tumbling
And the earth has stopped its turning,
When the winds don't blow and stars refuse to shine,
When the moon has left the heavens,
And the seven seas are empty,
I will still have Gentle Annie on my mind.
Gentle Annie, Gentle Annie,
I will still have Gentle Annie on my mind.


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Subject: RE: Sheet music for Tommy Makem's Gentle Ann
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Sep 11 - 11:34 AM

Oops. 'Gentle' Annie starts at about 3:06 into the video.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 01:46 AM

I have the music in a book of songs by Tommy Makem. It was really awesome, i love this song.

buy sheet music


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 07:01 AM

I'm not sure about the preceding post, so I haven't clicked on his link. There's a lot of spam about this morning, with embedded hyperlinks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 08:34 PM

Don't fast forward the Youtube video: I should still watch the WHOLE thing, as Tommy does a wonderful recitation of Patrick Kavanagh's poem "On Raglan Road" before he goes into the "Gentle Annie" song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)
From: Big Mick
Date: 19 Dec 11 - 08:52 PM

Well done, Tattie! I love that video, and I love the recitation. It is such a wonderful interpretation of those extraordinarily well crafted words.

All the best,
Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Gentle Annie (Tommy Makem)
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 12 Jan 12 - 01:53 AM

Wasn't Tommy a musical genius anyway. ;) I love his songs--always so fresh and creative, with a lot of 'homey' subjects.


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