Adieu les Filles de mon Pays*

Key: G

Form: March


X: 1
T: Les Filles De Mon Pays
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 B>A G2 B>A|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|B3c/B/ A3B/A/|
G2 B>A G2 B>A|GABc d4|B3 d dBGA|B3A G2(3ABc|
d2 g>f e3 d|c2e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|B3 c/B/ A4|
d2 g>f e3 d|c2e2 d4|B3 d dBGA|B3A G4|

MP3: (played by Adrienne Howard on hurdy gurdy and Cynthia Thomas on fiddle)

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Region: France

*Notes: The rather sad story goes that this tune dates from the First World War and was sung(?) by French soldiers departing for the front, saying (roughly translated) ‘goodbye young girls of my country.’