The Hornless Cow reel

Also known as The One-Horned Cow.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Hornless Cow has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Hornless Cow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
FAAF GFED|FAAc dABG|FAAF GBdB|Adfe dcBA|
FAAF GFED|FAAc dABG|FAAF GBdB|AFDF E2D2|
afdf gfge|afdf (eB)B2|afdf gfge|afdf e2d2|
afdf gfge|afdf (eB)B2|defg afbf|afdf e2d2|
ABC
X: 2
T: The Hornless Cow
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
G|FA{c}AF GFED|FA {B}(3AGA defA|FA{c}AF GFED|defd efdA|
FA{c}AF GFED|FA {B}(3AGA defd|edef {a}(3gfg bg|afdf ed d||
f|afdf {a}(3gfg bg|afdf (3efe Bf|afdf {a}(3gfg bg|afdf (3efe df|
afdf {a}(3gfg bg|afdf eB {c}(3BAB|defg afbf|afdf ecd||
ABC

Eight comments

The Hornless Cow

This is straight out of O’Neill’s (No. 686) and a tune I always play when I page though the reels. I was initially attracted to the name, but love the flowing nature of this tune. I never hear anyone play it in sessions.

Does anyone else play this tune?

The Hornless Cow

I play this tune on the fiddle, flute and whistles and it’s definitely one of my favorite tunes, for the reason you noted above. It’s a Donegal tune and it’s played pretty fast. It’s a good song for anyone’s repertoire. Kurt

Yes, I do, but finding someone else who knows it isn’t easy! I like to put Templehouse Reel right after it.

Shannon Heaton plays this on one of her albums.

Thanks. I enjoyed that!