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Old 12-21-2020, 01:52 PM
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Default Fairytale of New York - original arrangement

Merry Christmas everyone, I know, it's been a very strange, and for a lot of people, very harrowing year, but I'm hoping this tune will put a smile on someone's face.

I wrote a fair bit in the description in the YouTube link but just to keep it short, this takes me right back to the very late 80's, when I had started going out with my mates too the pub most weekends. This song, of all songs, takes me right back there, to some of the best Christmases in my life.

It's also the quickest I've ever arranged a tune, only took 2 days, and then maybe a couple of tweaks.

Hope you like this version, it's a duet of sorts, with the nylon taking the female parts ....ish. That was the plan anyway.

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Old 12-22-2020, 06:06 AM
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Enjoyed that -- really nice playing and entertaining video! Guitars sound great!
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:19 AM
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Sorry, I've been taking an internet break over the Christmas period and just didn't see this. Really glad you liked it.
I've just worked out how to export my tab as a PDF so if anyone wants a copy, well by my reckoning we're still on the 10th day of Christmas, so just let me know.
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Very pretty piece, very well interpreted of course
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Very nice tune..lingers after the ending. Great job here.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:04 PM
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That's a fine arrangement and well understated playing that fits the tune. I quite enjoyed that.

The video was clever as well, I liked the smiles. Thanks for posting it.

of course, the original song is beyond brilliant.
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:25 PM
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Love it - my favorite Christmas song (to my wife's never ending horror). Well done!
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Old 01-10-2021, 04:15 AM
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Very pretty piece, very well interpreted of course
I'm glad you liked my interpretation; I tried to keep this as close to the original as possible.

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Very nice tune..lingers after the ending. Great job here.
Thanks a lot man.

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That's a fine arrangement and well understated playing that fits the tune. I quite enjoyed that.

The video was clever as well, I liked the smiles. Thanks for posting it.

of course, the original song is beyond brilliant.
-it's a hard one *not* to smile to. Cheers 👍


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Love it - my favorite Christmas song (to my wife's never ending horror). Well done!
It was my partner who suggested it; if not for her I wouldn't have realised how well the tune carries the piece in the absence of such brilliant lyrics. Thanks a lot.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:45 AM
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Nice, I enjoyed that!
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That was cool and clever as well as wonderful playing by the duet!
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Default Greetings from New York…!!!

I loved it!

You guys play really well together.

I would love to try to play it if you would be so kind to send the music.

Thank you!!
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:36 AM
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I loved it!

You guys play really well together.

I would love to try to play it if you would be so kind to send the music.

Thank you!!
I think we'd have a hard time playing it live !


Message me your email, and I'll forward you my arrangement. I don't seem to be able to attach PDF's in the messaging section of this site.
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