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Glenn Gay
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Good morning all you wonderful people. I hope the day brings great things your way. I know there are very many different types and styles of music. I have always been a fan of experiencing different genres and styles of music, and mom, may she RIP was always a Traditional / Country type lover. One of her favorite artists back in the day was Roger Whittaker.

Her favorite song by this artist was "The Last Farewell". The lyrics became a favorite of mine as well, and the over-all calmness of the song always brought me feelings of joy, and sorrow to my extent, but in a More calming manner.

Below is a link to this Masterpiece. I know there are many that may not be into this kind of music, and I do understand that. I was in a sentimental state and just thought I would like to hear this song, and then I thought....there may be plenty of you that would enjoy this song as well.

So...ENJOY

 

The Last Farewell (Live) - YouTube Music

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  • 3 months later...

Thank you Glenn!!!  The Last Farewell is a masterpiece!!!  And what a beautiful voice and images.  It definitely warms the soul of those who have lost a loved one.  I am also a traditional country lover.  Sorry to hear your mother is gone.  I'm sure her light is shining through you and she is very proud of your music.

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@Fred Soukup - I am a HUGE Jim Croce fan. One of my favorite albums - Photographs and Memories.

@John Long - Yes, that song is certain is a Masterpiece. I too am a Traditional Country fan. At the age of 8 years old,

my oldest brother, 20 years older than I, and my next oldest brother would get together and play all the old Country greats. 

The Old "OUTLAW" country like Waylon and Willie and the boys  😁👍😎

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Hi Glen. I'm a fan of Roger Whittaker's music too. Years ago I was fortunate to go one of his concerts at the London Hippodrome at Leicester Square. Many nice stories in his songs. My particular favourite is Leaving of Durham Town. I've got the chord tab sheet for that one, if you'd like a copy let me know.  

Although my playing collection is more Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, John Denver songs.  I do like Blue's too and make my own versions. Songs like Bill Whithers, Ain't no Sunhine. I posted my work sht in forum for someone couple of weeks ago.

Enjoy the music

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Hi Glen.  Rogers song Leaving of Durham Town. Thought if I post it here others can share (if they like). Attached is the chord strumming version from ultimate guitar, I've just arrg'd phrasing a bit from their sheet/version. They suggest capo it on 1. maybe? 

I like this song myself  (as I'm an oldie). I'll  try doing a version mixing Arpeggio's with chords at end of phrases and some position play.  Thanks to BTG learning I've been able to make versions of many of my favourite songs.  Anyway here attached is a start point, if you want to try it.  ( just info)  I often use a capo on my versions around  4 or 5 to adjust pitch to make it better for me but of course it's all individual preference with music.

Cheers for now, happy playing

Durham Town as jpg.jpg

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Very nice Fred, Roger a very special musician. I hav't googled it but he did that whistling song too. Its a I'll long time ago when I saw him live at Leicester Sqr. As mentioned i like John Denver stuff. Went to his concert at Wembley 1978 (think) Sadly gone too early. Back 2017 friend invited to work in NZ f 9 months. They've a blind JD tribute artist who plays guitar & tours the region, does near all the favourite JD song's it was great.I've learn't can play versions of some of his songs now thanks to guitar learning. If you'd like once I've got something good enough I'll post. Cheers f now. Enjoy.

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Hi Glen & Fred, as you like country music just wondered if you'd listened to & tried a Keith Whitley song. Don't Close your eyes, there's a good video clip on U tube & you can google tabs from Ultimate guitar. It's one I worked on a while ago, but want to improve. Where u can mix/pick chord notes, end'g verse phrase with full chord (gives body) with the chorus as a run up/down of scale notes.

so much good music out there, once we learn from BTG & know what we're doing

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