Forester’s hornpipe

Also known as Forester, Forester’s Clog, The Forester’s Clog, The Forester’s, The Forester, Foresters Clog, The Foresters’ Clog, The Foresters’, Greenfields, The Greenfields.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Forester's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Forester's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f>g |a>^ga>f d>fb>g | a>^ga>f (3ded c>d | e>A (3AAA e>Af>A | e>dc>B A>Af>g |
a2 a>f d>fb>g | a>^ga>f d>Ac>d | B>GF>G A>ce>c | d2 f2 d2 :|
|: c>d |e>dc>B A>GE>G | F>Ad>f a2 f>a | (3gag e>g (3fgf d>f | e>dc>B A>Bc>d |
e>dc>B A>GE>G | F>Ad>f a>fb>a | g>fe>d c>AB>c | d2 f2 d2 :|
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X: 2
T: Forester's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: fg |a^gaf dfba | a^gaf .d2 (cd) | eAfA eAfA | edcB .A2 (fg) |
a^gaf dfba | a^gaf .d2 (cd) | BGFG Adce | f2 d2 d2 :|
|: cd |edcB AGEG | FAdf .a2 (fa) | geBg fdAf | edcB .A2 (cd) |
edcB AGEG | FAdf afba | gfed cABc | d2 f2 d2 :|
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Two comments

“Forester’s Hornpipe”

This transcription is of the fiddling of Randy Miller, but we also know it as one played in the Canadian Maritimes, as well as New England and beyond…

“The Forester’s Hornpipe” ~ the history bit ~ 1883

X: 2
T: Forester’s Hornpipe, The
B: "Ryan’s Mammoth Coollection: 1050 Reels and Jigs, ~", Published by Elias Howe, 1883, page 175
N: For comparison’s sake, changed from 2/4 to 4/4, minus bowing & fingering
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: DMaj
|: fg |\
a^gaf dfba | a^gaf .d2 (cd) | eAfA eAfA | edcB .A2 (fg) |
a^gaf dfba | a^gaf .d2 (cd) | BGFG Adce | f2 d2 d2 :|
|: cd |\
edcB AGEG | FAdf .a2 (fa) | geBg fdAf | edcB .A2 (cd) |
edcB AGEG | FAdf afba | gfed cABc | d2 f2 d2 :|