Morrison's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Morrison's (Hornpipe) M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Mulvihill - 1st Collection (1986) K:G (3DEF|GFGA BAGF|Eeed e2 dc|{c}Bdgd c3A|GABG (3DED (3CB,A,| G,GGA BAGF|Eeed e2 dc|{c}Bdgd cAFA|G2 {A}GF G2:| |:b/a/|(3gag fg e2 ba|(3gag fg e2 ag|(3fgf ef dfag|(3fgf ef df ba| (3gag fg e2 ba|(3gag fg e3f|eBef {a}gfga|bfdf e2:|]



MORRISON'S (HORNPIPE). AKA and see "Jack O'Neill's Fancy," "Jim Coleman's (5)," "Parker's Fancy," "Sweeney's Hornpipe (1)," "Sweep's Hornpipe (2) (The)." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bronx fiddler Martin Mulvihill's title "Morrison's" would seem a nod to County Sligo/New York fiddler James Morrison. Francis O'Neill printed the tune in his Waifs and Strays (1922), collected from Chicago musician John "Jack" O'Neill, and gave it the title "Jack O'Neill's Fancy." County Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman recorded the hornpipe in New York as using Chief O'Neill's title, however, the tune was also recorded[1] under the title "Jim Coleman's (5)", presumably named for Michael's fiddle and flute-playing elder brother. No one name has become attached to the tune: Hugh Gillespie recorded it as "Parker's Fancy," and Breathnach printed it as "An Scuabire" (Sweep's Hornpipe (2) (The)) noting its similarity to "Sweeney's Hornpipe (1)."


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Printed sources : - Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 22, p. 94.






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