Friendly Visit (1) (The)
X:1 T:Friendly Visit , The B:O'Neill - Dance Music of Ireland (1907, No. 894) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:G B>A|(3GFG D>G B>GB>d|(3cBc A>B c>de>f|g2 d>f e>cA>G|F>GA>B c>AF>D| (3GFG D>G B>GB>d|(3cBc A>B c>de>f|g>dB>G F>Ad>c|B2G2G2:| |:(3GBd|g2 d>B G>Bd>g|e2 c>A F>GA>g|f2 e>d c>de>g|(3fgf (3efe d>cB>A| (3GFG D>G B>GB>d|(3cBc A>B c>de>f|g>dB>G F>Ad>c|B2G2G2:|]
FRIENDLY VISIT , THE (An Tiomcuairt). AKA and see "Almack's Hornpipe," "Callanan's Retreat," "Cooney's Hornpipe," "Empire Hornpipe," "English Clog Hornpipe," "Smith's Hornpipe (1) (The)," "Tamony's Hornpipe," "Whittee Deem Hornpipe," "Whittle Dene." Irish, English; Hornpipe. G Major (Harker/Rafferty, Mitchell, O'Neill, Raven): A Major (Mulvihill). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is played in A Major in County Donegal where it is very popular, although the key of 'G' is more common in sessions to accommodate instruments other than the fiddle. Reg Hall (1998) says the tune has had enough currency in Northumberland to be considered local, with origins perhaps in the Irish migrant labor attracted by opportunities in the Tyneside dockyards. One local Northumbrian name for the hornpipe is "Whittle Dene." Whether the Northumbrian adoption predates O'Neill's early 20th century publications is unknown at this time. Another English version was collected by Cecil Sharp from the playing of Henry Cave (1850-1907, Castle Cary, Somerset) who called it by the rather generic title "Sailor's Hornpipe." The hornpipe was published in Scotland as "Empire Hornpipe," and, in America, in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) as "Almack's Hornpipe."