X:1 T:Coey's Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O'Neill - Music of Ireland (1903), No. 1604 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (3DEF | GdBG FcAF | GABG D2 (GF) | EGAB cBAG | FAd^c (3fed (3ecA | GdBG FcAF | GABG D2 (GF) | E>edc BAGF | A2 G2G2 :| |:(AG) | FAd^c dBAG | FAd^c dfed | ^cdef gece | d^cde d2 d=c | BcBA GBec | ABAG FAdf | dgfe dcBA | G2B2G2 :||
COEY'S HORNPIPE (Crannciuil ui Coblaig). AKA and see "Miss Ferry's Hornpipe," "London Clog (2)," "Princess Hornpipe," "Southern Shore (The)," "Tammany Ring," "Wonder Hornpipe (The)." Irish, Hornpipe (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Under the title "Southern Shore (The)" the melody appears again in O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903). Scottish/English versions have been printed as "Wonder Hornpipe (The)" and "Miss Ferry's Hornpipe," while an American printing appears in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Tammany Ring." The hornpipe was recorded by button accordion player George Ross in the 1950's (as the second of "George Ross' Hornpipes").
The hornpipe is generally attributed to Tyneside fiddler-composer and sometime publican, James Hill (folk musician) (c. 1811-53), as "Wonder Hornpipe (The).