Slipper Hornpipe (The)

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X:1 T:Slipper Hornpipe, The M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:D (3ABc | df (3edc dABG | FdEd D2 d2 | ceAd cdef | (3gfe fd (3cBA Bc | df (3edc dABG | FdEd D2 d2 | (3cBA Bc dfec | d2 {e}dc d2 :| |:ec | Acec Ac (3edc | Adfd Ad (3fed | Bged cdef | (3gfe (3fed cABc | df (3edc dABG | FdEd D2 d2 | (3cBA Bc dfec | d2 (3edc d2 :|]

SLIPPER HORNPIPE, THE (Crannciuil na/an Troigin). AKA - “Silver Slipper (The).” Irish, Hornpipe (whole time). D Major (O’Neill/1001): D Dorian (O’Neill/Krassen). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded in 1929 by Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Band under the title “The Silver Slipper.” County Cork cleric and uilleann piper James Goodman, who collected in the mid-19th century, entered a version of the tune in his music manuscript collection (vol. 1, p. 58) as "Dublin Hornpipe (5) (The)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Francis O’Neill credited his version of the melody to patrolman and fiddler Timothy Dillon, originally from County Kerry (Philippe Varlet points out that several of the members of Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Band were also from Kerry).

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 174. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1596, p. 296. O'Neill (Dance Music of Ireland: 1001 Gems), 1907; No. 841, p. 145.

Recorded sources: -

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