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 Theme code Index    1H16L5L 3L151H
 Also known as    Joe Cooley's Hornpipe
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:Paddy O'Brien
 Region    Ireland
 Genre/Style    Irish
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Bulmer & Sharpley
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Music from Ireland vol. 3
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 74
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1974
 Artist    Biography:Noel Hill and Tony Linnane
 Title of recording    Noel Hill and Tony Linnane
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Tara Music TARACD 2006
 Year recorded    1978
 Score   ()   

COOLEY'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "Joe Cooley's Hornpipe." Irish, Hornpipe. G Major (most versions): A Major (O'Malley). Standard tuning. AABB (most versions): AA'BB' (O'Malley). Composed by Nenagh, County Tipperary, button accordion player Paddy O'Brien (1922-1991), in honor of renowned County Galway D/D# box player Joe Cooley, a contemporary who also helped to popularize the tune. There are several variants of the second part of the tune in modern usage, but regardless it remains a popular session tune.

Sources for notated versions: Seán Ryan [Miller & Perron]; Eddie Bolger [Bulmer & Sharpley].

Printed sources: Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland), 1974; book 3, No. 74 (appears as "Coolies"). Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 188, p. 71. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1977; vol. 1, No. 1. Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 2nd Edition, 2006; p. 114. O'Brien (The Compositions of Paddy O'Brien), 1992. O'Malley (Luke O'Malley's Collection of Irish Music), 1976; No. 124, p. 62. Sullivan (Session Tunes), vol. 2; No. 43, p. 18.

Recorded sources: Tara Music TARACD 2006, Noel Hill & Tony Linnane (1978).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's [3]

T:Cooley's Hornpipe
C:Paddy O'Brien (Tipp.)
(3def|gG~G2 EGDC|B,G,B,D GBdg|~e2 ce ~d2 Bd| (3cBA BG ~A2 (3def|
gG~G2 EGDC|B,G,B,D GBdg|ecAG FAdc| ~B2 GF G2:||
|:GA|BGBd edBd|~g2 bg egdB|~c2 ge dGBd|cBA^G ~A2 dc|
BGDC B,DG=F| ~E2 CE DGBd|gfge dBcA|~B2 GF G2  :||
T:Cooley's Hornpipe
C:Paddy O'Brien, Tipperary
D:Noel Hill & Tony Linnane
D:Mary Bergin: Feadoga Stain 2
Z:transcribed by
(3def|gG~G2 EGDC|B,DGB dg~g2|e2ce d2Bd|cAAG A2 (3def|
gG~G2 EGDC|B,DGB dg~g2|ecAG FAdc|BGGF G2:|
|:GA|BG (3Bcd edBd|g2bg edBd|~g3e dBGA|BAAG Ad^cd|
BG~G2 E2cE|~E2cE DGBd|~g3e dBcA|BGGF G2:||