Leaving of Liverpool – simple songs

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In this song we used chords (to play with the left hand). If you do not know how to play chords yet, you can try playing this melody with your right hand only, or learn how to play chords. We described it here: How to make chords?

About song and easy letter notes

Embarking on the journey of learning to play the piano or keyboard can be both exciting and daunting, especially for those who are eager to start playing songs without getting entangled in the complexity of traditional music notation. That’s where the innovative approach of using letter notes, as highlighted in our piano book for beginners, comes into play. One song that stands out in our collection is “Leaving of Liverpool,” a folk ballad steeped in history and emotion, making it a perfect piece for those looking to delve into music with cultural depth. This song, believed to have originated in the 19th century, captures the heartache and adventure of leaving home, with its poignant lyrics speaking of a sailor’s farewell to Liverpool and his beloved. The composition’s melodic simplicity, combined with its rich narrative, makes it an ideal choice for piano exercises for beginners.

“Leaving of Liverpool” is not just a song; it’s a journey through time, reflecting the experiences of those who left their homes behind in search of a new life. The song’s traditional folk roots and its association with maritime history offer a fascinating glimpse into the past, making it a compelling piece for anyone interested in cultural storytelling through music. With the help of our piano learning book for adults and kids alike, learners can easily navigate the melody of this classic using keyboard stickers and letter notation, allowing them to play by letter without the need for prior musical knowledge. This approach not only simplifies the learning process but also makes it incredibly rewarding, as players can immediately connect with the song’s emotive narrative. Whether you’re a beginner eager to explore the rich tapestry of folk music or someone looking to add a piece of musical history to your repertoire, “Leaving of Liverpool” offers a gateway to a world where every note tells a story.

Leaving of Liverpool letter notes songbook
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Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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