I'll Fly Away
I'll Fly Away gospel song, with arrangements for:
- guitar tabs
- lead sheets with attached duets!
Here is "I'll Fly Away" with guitar acoustic tablature:
This gospel song is a well-loved, energetic hymn for voice, fiddle and guitar. Choose from several versions to download, in multiple keys.
Part of page 2 of the guitar tabs (in the key of D)
What the lead-sheets-plus-duets pages look like
What the piano arrangement sounds like
Here is what the duet looks like:
The piano arrangements, in G and F
So why am I only showing you part of the music?
It turns out that, unbeknownst to me, this song is STILL UNDER COPYRIGHT. It's been up on both of my websites for a while, until an alert musician wrote to share this news with me. (I'm usually very careful about copyright, but in this particular case I fooled myself, perhaps because of the old-timey feeling of "I'll Fly Away.")
Still under copyright? Down must go all my free sheets!
I am very sorry, but I cannot give it away for free.
SheetMusicPlus has publishing rights to it, and I do make arrangements for them, so I re-did some sheet music details with the piano arrangement and have placed the music over there, for sale. It is $5.00, of which I will receive 50 cents.
I have also placed the guitar tabs version in the keys of D and G over at SheetMusicPlus.
For the lead sheets, I decided to attach the vocal duet I made long ago, as it is very pretty and satisfying, so you will find the lead sheets-plus-duets over at SheetMusicPlus as well.
Making nice-looking PDFs is time-consuming, so I'm not finished yet! Here are the available arrangements so far:
I'll Fly Away guitar tabs in D
I'll Fly Away guitar tabs in G
I'll Fly Away lead sheet plus duet in G
I'll Fly Away piano arrangement in F
I'll Fly Away piano arrangement in G
Lead sheets plus duets in the keys of:
C, D, Eb, F, A, Bb
Go see the music over at SheetMusicPlus:
The guitar tabs link over at SheetMusicPlus:
Link to I'll Fly Away guitar tabs and chords in the key of D
I'll Fly Away chords with guitar tabs in G, at SheetMusicPlus
The lead sheet plus duet in G:
Find the duet/lead sheet in G at SheetMusicPlus
The piano arrangements over at SheetMusicPlus:
I'll Fly Away for piano in the key of F
I'll Fly Away gospel music for piano in the key of G
This joyful hymn is actually about departing this world, and what happens then
No more shadows, but the bright gladness of looking forward to meeting again friends and family at that home on God's celestial shore...
With its promise of hope and everlasting joy, it is a hymn suitable for a funeral or memorial.
I'll Fly Away was the favorite hymn of my young friend Gabrielle, and at her memorial service, friends and family sang this song, plus another that can be found on a page dedicated to her.
I'll Fly Away is easy even for young fiddlers to play, and the harmony, whether for singers or instrumentalists, is fairly predictable, but well-matched to the melody.
Two fiddles playing this as a duet sound great together, and one of my younger vocal students learned the harmony without much of a struggle.
This sheet music is fun to sing and play, especially in an ensemble -- I know your students will enjoy it!
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All the first-year material I give my beginner students.
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Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the time when Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a brave young queen risked her life to save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.