Tin Whistle

How to play the Lonesome Boatman on Tin Whistle?

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Written by WhistleAway

Asked by: Sharon

Answers

Hi, This is a popular request and the notes are no easy come boy however, try these below:

 BBAB CBABE EFG GFEFD BBAB CBABE EFG BAGA GFDE DEDEFEDE BCCCBAB BCCCBAB BAGFG ABD”A GF DEDEFEDE

Lonesome Boatman ABC Tin Whistle Notes  By Cathal Lynch

Notes for the Fureys Lonesome boatman

Try some other versions too:

X: 1
T: The Lonesome Boatman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe f4 fg|fefB B3 A|Bc d4 dd|cBAF F4|F8|
fe f4 fg|fefB B3 A|Bc d4 de|d/c/B c4 F2|A2 B6|B8 😐
f2 ^g6|g8|e2 f6|f8|f2 ^g6|g8|
e2 f6|f6 ff|f/e/d/c/ d6|e/d/c/B/ c4 cB|BA F6|F8|
fe f4 fg|fefB B3 A|Bc d4 de|d/c/B c4 F2|A2 B6|B8|
X: 2
T: The Lonesome Boatman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe|f4-fgfe|fB4ABc|d4-ddcB|AF3-F4-|-F4-F2
fe|f4-fgfe|fB3-BABc|d4-ded/c/B| c4 F2A2|B8-|-B6 😐
:f2| ^g8-|-^g6e2|f8-|-f6f2|^g8-|-^g6e2|f8-|-f4-fff/e/d/c/|
d6 e/d/c/B/|c4-cBBA| F8-|-F6fe|f4-fgfe|fB4ABc|
d4-ded/c/B|c4F2A2| B8-|-B6||
X: 3
T: The Lonesome Boatman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
e^d |: e4- e=fe=d | e A3- A2 E/G/A | c6 BA | GE- E6- | E4- Ee2^d |
e4- e=fe=d | e A3- AE/G/ A/B/c | c6 e/d/c | B4- BE2G |1 A8- | A6 e^d :|2 A8- | A6 e2 |
f8- | f4- fe2^d | e8- | e6 e2 | f8- | f4- fe2^d | e8- | e3e edcB |
cc2c- cdc2 | B4 c3B | AE6- | E4-Ee2^d |
e4- e=fe=d | e A3- AE/G/ A/B/c | c6 e/d/c | B4- BE2G | A8- | A6 ||
X: 4
T: The Lonesome Boatman
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:{e}f4 e4 ^e4 f8 z2|(f4 g4 {^e}f8) z2|
{ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2|{ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2|
{ef}e2 {ef}e2 {e}e2 {f}A2 |B8 (3Bce (3ddd d8 c6 {dc}B2|
z2 (3cBA F8 {e}f8 e2 f4 g4 !trill!f4|z2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 |
{ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2 {ef}e2|{ef}e2 {ef}e2 {e}e4 {f}A2 B8 z2|
(3Bce (3ddd d8 c6 {dc}B2|(3cBA F8 A4 B8|
fe|f4-fgfe|fB4ABc|d4-ddcB|AF3-F4-|-F4-F2
fe|f4-fgfe|fB3-BABc|d4-ded/c/B| c4 dcA(B|B)8-|-B6 😐
:f2| ^g8-|-^g6e2|f8-|-f6f2|^g8-|-^g6e2|f8-|-f4-fff/e/d/c/|
d6 e/d/c/B/|c4-cBBA| F8-|-F6fe|f4-fgfe|fB4ABc|
d4-ded/c/B|c4 dc A2| B8-|-B6|
B4 {c}BA {FA}Bc d4 z2 B2|{c}BA {FA}Bc {d}cB d/c/B|
e/d/c d/c/B e/d/c d/c/B|{c}BA {G}FE {G}F2 de|
f/e/d {e}dc {d}cB {c}BA|B/c/d z c2 {d}cB {c}BA|
Bc d/c/B e/d/c d/c/B|{f}e/d/c {d}c/B/A {c}BA {G}FE|
Fz de f/e/d {e}dc|cB {c}BA B/c/d dc|
B2 {c}BA B/c/d dc|B8 B8||

We recommend also having a look at these two tutorials:

This one is a quick tutorial for an easy to follow, free and open version by CutiePie played on a Dixon tin Whistle

Lonesome Boatman in this tin whistle lesson:

The following two videos are from Finbar:

Last but not least:

Tin Whistle Notes & Sheet Music

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