Father Ted is one of my favourite sitcoms of all time. I don’t think it made its way across the Atlantic. So, for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, it’s about three Catholic priests who are banished to a remote island; one for being so stupid… , one for being drunken and comatose and one for having church funds “resting” is his account. The series was co-written (along with Arthur Matthews) by Graham Linehan who wrote the equally hilarious IT Crowd.
The theme tune for Father Ted was written by, Divine Comedy man, Neil Hannon (who also wrote the music for IT Crowd). The tune was expanded to become Songs of Love. The song was later covered by Ben Folds, who added a rather fantastic Stylophone solo).
I’ve arranged the tune a couple of different ways. The tune is in three four time and the first beat of the bar is always a melody note (with occasional melody notes on the third beat) with supporting chords in between. The supporting notes can be fingerpicked (as in the version above and the tab) or strummed.