Galway Bay hornpipe

Also known as The Galway Bay.

There are 45 recordings of a tune by this name.

Galway Bay has been added to 136 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Galway Bay
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
GA|:~B3 c dcdf|~g3 a gabg|fdbg fdcd|B{c}AGF GFDF|
GFGA BABG|~F3 G AGFD|GABc dcBA|(3BcB G2 G2 z2:|
|: g{a}fdf gabg|gfdf dBGA|~B3 c dcde|fc (3dcB AGFD|
BFdB cFcA|BFdB Acd_e|dfga bagf|d2 g2 g2 z2:|
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X: 2
T: Galway Bay
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
I've relied on the McGann recording. If you like his use of double stops you could try |:[B3D3]c [d3F3]f| for the first bar of the A and |d [g2d2] [g2d2]| for the last bar of the B part.
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X: 3
T: Galway Bay
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
GA|BABc dcd^f|g^fga gabg|=fdbg fdcd|BAG^F GFDF|
G2GA BABG|=F2FG AGFD|GABc dcBA|B2G2G2:|
|:g2|gfd^f gabg|g=fdf GFDF|BABc dcd=e|fcdB AGFD|
G^FGA BABc|BFdB AFec|d^fga bag=f|d2g2g2:|
ABC
X: 4
T: Galway Bay
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
EF | GFGA ~B3d | edef dfge | dBge dBAB | GFED EDB,D |
~E3F GFGE | D2DE FEDB, | EFGA BAGF | G2E2 E2:|
~e2- | edBd efg~e- | edBd EDB,D | ~G3A BABc | dABG FEDB, |
GDBG FDcA | GDBG FDcA | Bdef gfed | B2e2 e2 :|
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Six comments

This name has already been used as an alt. for the Drunken Sailor but this is the tune that’s in O’Neill’s and recorded by both Joe Burke and Andy McGann as Galway Bay, so I hope it’s ok to use it.

I’ve relied on the McGann recording. If you like his use of double stops you could try |:[B3D3]c [d3F3]f| for the first bar of the A and |d [g2d2] [g2d2]| for the last bar of the B part.

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Another version from O’Neill 1001gems

X:2
T:Galway bay
R:hornpipe
S:O’Neill
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Gmin
GA|BABc dcd^f|g^fga gabg|=fdbg fdcd|BAG^F GFDF|
G2GA BABG|=F2FG AGFD|GABc dcBA|B2G2G2:|
|:g2|gfd^f gabg|g=fdf GFDF|BABc dcd=e|fcdB AGFD|
G^FGA BABc|BFdB AFec|d^fga bag=f|d2g2g2:|

Galway Bay

It’s also recorded by John McGann in his Octave Mandolin & Bouzouki book.

Another version in a different key

http://www.thesession.org/tunes/10145/comments

X: 1
T: Democratic, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Emin
EF | GFGA ~B3d | edef dfge | dBge dBAB | GFED EDB,D |
~E3F GFGE | D2DE FEDB, | EFGA BAGF | G2E2 E2:|
~e2- | edBd efg~e- | edBd EDB,D | ~G3A BABc | dABG FEDB, |
GDBG FDcA | GDBG FDcA | Bdef gfed | B2e2 e2 :|

The Democratic
Someone asked in a discussion thread what people played with The Rights of Man. I remember someone playing this with it (not what I use myself - that’s Kemp’s, to be submitted soon).
I’ve known this tune ever so long. But now I discover that it’s from Kerr’s Merry Melodies Vol II. There, it is in G minor, but since I’ve always thought of it (and, as far as I know heard it played this way) in Eminor, that’s what I’ve used here.
# Posted on December 27th 2009 by ethical blend

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The Democratic is also the name for this tune in Cole/Ryan’s, where it’s in g.

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Paddy Carty Transcription

I have done a transcription of Paddy Carty’s version of this tune this afternoon. It’s a quick job but consists of most of the important elements in his playing. If anybody is interested, feel free to email me and I can send you on a MuseScore file with the score attached. It would be too much hassle for me to write it out in ABC with all of the ornaments and such included.