Raggle Taggle Gypsies

This is the tune to a well known Irish folk song.


The words tell the story of a woman who runs away from her big house and rich husband

to live and travel with a group of gypsies. 

Her husband comes to find her and asks her to come home. She says she'd rather not!

 

Practice changing your fingers from F to low D and back:

 
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Do it slurred to check it's tidy - and don't forget your little finger! 

There are 4 phrases - learn them one at at time.

Listen to the audio and follow the music first.

No sharp in the key signature,
so all the Fs are naturals

1.

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V

PLAY

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2.

V

PLAY

3.

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V

PLAY

4.

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PLAY

Whole tune with click

3 clicks to count in.
Make the last note of each line a little shorter, so you have time to take a breath and start the next one straight away.

Now try it with the accompaniment (and a little bit faster)