Hundred Pipers jig

Also known as 100 Pipers, The 100 Pipers, A Hundred Pipers, Durham Reel, The Durham Reel, The Hair Fell Off My Coconut, The Hair Of The Coconut, The Hundred Pipers, I’ll Eat No More Of Your Barley Bread, March Of The 49th (Sault-Ste-Marie) Field Artillery, March Of The 49th Field Artillery, One Hundred Pipers, The Regimental March Of The Royal West Kents, Single, Thousand Pipers, Wi’ A Hundred Pipers, Wi’ A Hundred Pipers, A’ A’, An’ A’, With A Hundred Pipers, Wi’ A Hundred Pipers.

There are 26 recordings of a tune by this name.

Hundred Pipers has been added to 168 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Hundred Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:c2E EFE|F2A A2f|e2c cBA|BcB BAB|
c2E EFE|F2A A2f|e2c BcB|1 A3 A2B:|2 A3 c2d||
|:e2e ece|f2a agf|e2c cBA|BcB Bcd|
e2e ece|f2a agf|e2c BcB|A3 A2B:||
ABC
X: 2
T: Hundred Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
M: 12/8
|: AB |c2 E E^DE F2 A A2 f | e2 c cBA c2 B B^AB |
c2 E E^DE F2 A A2 f | e2 c BcB A3- A :|
|: AB |c2 e ece f2 a a2 f | e2 c- cBA c2 B B^AB |
cee ec/d/e faa agf | ecc B^AB =A2 G A- :|
ABC
X: 3
T: Hundred Pipers
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A/B/ |c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c c>BA | B2 B B2 A/B/ |
c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c B>cB | A2 A A2 ||
c/d/ |e2 e e>ce | f2 a a2 f | e2 c c>BA | B2 B B A/B |
c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c B>cB | A2 A A2 |]
ABC

Fifteen comments

From the New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. A well-known tune.

Hundred pipers

"Wi’ a hundred pipers, an a , an a,….." what a concept!
There seems to be a lot of this New England Fiddler’s repertoire coming from Scotland!
A version of this tune is played in Kerry as a slide, according to Johnny Leary’s book of tunes . It has the unlikely title of "The Hair Fell off Of Me Coconut" - try singing it to the tune:

"The Hair Fell off Of Me Coconut",
The Hair Fell off Of Me Coconut" ,
The Hair Fell off Of Me Coconut",
Now wouldn’t you like it baldy ?"

Would I make this up ?

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A lot of Scots must have ended up in New England! Any confirmation from our friends in the USA?

trevor

Jigs as slides

I think that Scottish jigs in rhythms like this one, and tunes like "Cock Yer Pistol Charlie" sound better as slides. Maybe the Irish thought so too.

Kenny, I was just browsing through the Johnny O’Leary collection the other day, and I’ll back you up on that.

Hundred Pipers

Any rockers from the 50s still around will be familiar with the Lord Rockingham’s 11 version of this tune known as "Hoots Mon there’s a Moose Loose aboot this Hoose" - a great tune for saxaphones but not a version the purists would approve of !!

100 Pipers

This tune is the Regimental March of the Royal West Kents (dispanded) It is also known in Ireland as ‘I’ll eat no more of your Barley Bread’

“Johnny O’Leary of Sliabh Luachra: Dance Music from the Cork-Kerry Border” ~

edited by Terry Moylan
The Lilliput Press, Dublin, 1994
ISBN: 1-874675-42-2

Another transcription of this as a slide:
Page 79, tune #135: "The Hair Fell off my Coconut"

As mentioned previously by Kenny & granama…

“The Hair Fell Off My Coconut” ~ other ways with it

X: 2
T: Hair Fell Off My Coconut, The
T: Hundred Pipers, A
M: 12/8
L: 1/8
K: AMaj
|: AB |\
c2 E E^DE F2 A A2 f | e2 c cBA c2 B B^AB |
c2 E E^DE F2 A A2 f | e2 c BcB A3- A :|
|: AB |\
c2 e ece f2 a a2 f | e2 c- cBA c2 B B^AB |
cee ec/d/e faa agf | ecc B^AB =A2 G A- :|

“The Durham Reel” ~ English Country Dance / Traditional Northumbrian Melody

AB rather than AABB

X: 3
T: Durham Reel, The
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Amaj
A/B/ |\
c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c c>BA | B2 B B2 A/B/ |
c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c B>cB | A2 A A2 ||
c/d/ |\
e2 e e>ce | f2 a a2 f | e2 c c>BA | B2 B B A/B |
c2 E E>FE | F2 A A2 f | e2 c B>cB | A2 A A2 |]

Descriptions for the dance can be found in several sources inlcuding EFDSS’s "Community Dances Manual 3"

For an earful, here’s an arrangement that exists online in Sibelius Scorch, you can view and listen too ~

Violin 1
http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=30011
~ the arrangement
http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=29850

It was also recorded by Leo Rowsome