Seaman's Club (The)
X:1 T:Seaman's Club, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Neill – Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems (1907), No. 934 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|D>GG>B A>GE>G|D>GG>B e2 d>B|d>gf>e d2 c>B|c>Bc>e d>BA>G| D>GG>B A>GE>G|D>GG>B e2 d>B|d2 g>f e>dc>B|d>cA>B G2:| |:g>a|b>gf>g e>gd>B|c>BA>G F>GA>B|B>GB>d e>ce>g|a>gf>e d2 B>A| Ggfg egfg|dgfg bgfg|d>gf>e d>cB>A|G2G2G2:|
SEAMAN'S CLUB, THE (Cumann na Mairnealac/Mairnealaig). Irish, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Collector Captain Francis O’Neill was a sailor in his youth, and was even shipwrecked in the Pacific for a time before being rescued by a passing vessel. He also worked for a time on the Great Lakes as a seaman. The tune and title seem unique to the O'Neill collections, and he makes no remark about it in his writings.