Shepherd's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Shepherd’s Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:O’Farrell – Pocket Companion, vol. III (c. 1808) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B>A | G3A GABc | dBge dBAG | (cB)ce dBAG | E2A2A3B | (cB)(cd) (ef)(ge) |dBAG (GF)(ED) | GBAc BdAc | B2G2G3 :| |: B | dBGB d2 (gf) | edcB cBAG | (cB)cd (ef)ge | f2d2d3B | (cB)cd (ef)ge | dBAG GFED | GBAc BdAc | B2G2G3 :|



SHEPHERD'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Cairding O't (The),” "Miss Shepherd’s Hornpipe," “Salt Fish and Dumplings," "Scotch Hornpipe (6).” Scottish, Hornpipe (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is also the vehicle for the song “<incipit title="load:cairding" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Cairding O't (The)">Cairding O't (The)</incipit>” in Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum (No. 437, c. 1796), words by Robert Burns. The antiquarian Stenhouse said the air Burns used was “a lively old Scotch measure, called ‘<incipit title="load:salt" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Salt Fish and Dumplings">Salt Fish and Dumplings</incipit>’.”

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - O’Farrell (Pocket Companion for the Irish or Union Pipes, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 17.

Recorded sources: - Jerry O’Sullivan – “O’Sullivan Meets O’Farrell” (2005).



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