X:1 T: Shipley's Hornpipe C:R.L. M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Hall & Stafford - Charlton Memorial Tune Book (1956, p. 46) K:D dB|A2 AB AFDF|Adcd AFDF|GABG FGAF|G2E2E2 dB| A2 AB AFDF|Adcd AFDF|GABc dABG|F2D2D2:| |:fe|d2 de dfaf|edef efge|dcde dfaf|edcB ABcA| dcde dfaf|edef efgf|fgaf bgec|d2d2d2:|]
SHIPLEY'S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe (cut time). England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by "R.L.", Northumbrian composer, fiddler, and perhaps a piper, Robert Lightfoot of Harlow Hill, near Hadrian’s Wall, whose hey-day was c. 1830-1860. The tune is played as a reel in Northumberland, without the dotted rhythm customary to many hornpipes.