Ken Middleton – Ashokan Farewell

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YouTube Channel: KenMiddletonUkulele

From his notes: Although it is in the style of a Scottish lament, this beautiful tune was composed by Jay Unger in 1982. I have just used the tune and worked my own arrangement around it. It has not been my intention to copy any existing version.

The title refers to the village of Ashokan, in the Catskills, which is now covered by the waters of a reservoir.

I am playing an Ohana TK-35CG. This is my favourite ukulele to play and the best all-round tenor uke of any that I use (including very much more expensive instruments).

This arrangement is quite difficult to play as you have have to be very precise with the fingering and dynamics.

My TAB for this arrangement is available free. I’m having problems with my website at the moment, so, if you want the TAB, please send me your email address and I will send it to you. If you try this arrangement, it would be really helpful to me to get some feedback. Thanks.

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  1. Phil May 9th, 2012 10:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful arrangement. I’ve been trying to figure this song out on my own on both re-entrant and low-g tunings and haven’t came up with anything nearly this wonderful. If you would be so kind to send me tabs ( it would truly be appreciated. Cheers!

  2. Steve February 8th, 2013 6:47 pm

    I’m a novice ukelele player but I look forward to learning this wonderful, very American, work of beauty.

  3. Deborah April 10th, 2014 5:52 pm

    Would love it if you would send the copy for the sheet music for this ukulele piece. Your playing was beautiful!

  4. Terry Baker April 16th, 2014 3:07 am

    Thank you for performing something so beautiful. Please send me the tabs. If I can learn this I will rejoice

  5. Graham Owen August 10th, 2014 6:41 pm

    Please forward a copy of your tab for this Ashokan farewell.
    Your arrangement is stunning

  6. Rob Andrews November 28th, 2014 4:05 pm

    I would like to learn this, so please send me a copy – your arrangement and playing are beautiful

  7. Kate January 18th, 2015 11:32 pm

    Just beautiful. Please send me a copy of your arrangement. Thanks so much.

  8. Anne Price July 3rd, 2015 12:57 am

    Beautiful! Can you please email me a copy of the tab?

    thank you!

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