Captain John's Hornpipe
X:1 T:Captain John's Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Joyce - Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D fg | afge dfed | ceAA ABAG | FA df gfed | ceAA A2 fg | afge dfed | ceAA ABAG | FA df gedc | d dd d2 :| |: cd|eAAA fdfd | eAAA fdfd | gfed dcBA | GBBB B2AG | FAAA dcBA | cdef gedc | dfaf bgec | d2dd d2 :||
CAPTAIN JOHN'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Bonnie Annie (4)," "Captain Corbett's Hornpipe," "Copenhagen Hornpipe (1)," "Duke of Brunswick's Hornpipe (The)," "Durham Hornpipe (2) (The)," "Jones's Hornpipe (3)," "Mairs Hornpipe," "Quick's Hornpipe," "Reel du Goglu," "Stephenson's Monument." Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Learned in childhood from fiddlers" (P.W. Joyce, 1827-1914), which would have been in County Limerick. The tune also was entered into the 1865 music manuscript of the Gunn family of County Fermanagh under the title "Duke of Brunswick's Hornpipe (The)." Joyce spent his childhood in County Limerick. O'Neill prints the tune as "Captain Corbett's Hornpipe" in Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody (1922). See also the French-Canadian variant "Reel du Goglu" (Goblin's Reel). Researcher Conor Ward finds cognates in England and Ireland in the music manuscript collections of Stephen Grier (c. 1883, County Leitrim, as an untitled tune), George Spencer (c. 1831, Leeds, Yorkshire, as "Princes Hornpipe", and George H. Watson (Norfolk, c.1850-80 as "Mairs Hornpipe"). Yorkshire fiddler Lawrence Leadley (1827-1897) entered a version into his music manuscript book as "Quick's Hornpipe." Versions of the tune were printed in Boston in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) under the names "Bonnie Annie (4)," and "Copenhagen Hornpipe (1)."