Green Fields

The tune of the day is

GREEN  FIELDS  OF  AMERICA

This Irish reel is in the key of G, even though the initial chord is C. The one sharp (F#) is what indicates the key. I have heard this played by a fiddler who played is slower than a reel and with a bit of a lilt, and it was beautiful! I think it sounds pretty on the guitar as well. One note – I found basically two different endings in my research, and since both were common, I just notated the alternate ending, which would be the final four measures when playing the B part the second time through before going back to the A part.

Here is the guitar TAB and notation – Green Fields of America – Gtr TAB

This particular fiddler plays Green Fields of America at a nice tempo, and I know it will make your learning go a bit easier.

Now is the time for all good men ~and women~ to get their guitars and pick! (I couldn’t resist – back in my school days, in typing class, we had to type “Now is the time for all good men to come to aid of their country” many, many, many times:))

Blessings

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