Highlander’s Return hornpipe

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Highlander's Return
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
(3efg |: "A" a>ga>b a>gf>e | "D" d>cd>c "E" B2 e>f | "E" g>fg>a g>fe>d | "A" c>Bc>d e2 (3efg |
"A" a>ga>b a>gf>e | "D" d>cd>c "E" B2 e>f |"E" g>fg>a g>fe>d | "A" c2 c>B A4 :|
|: "A" E>AA>A E>AA>A | c>BA>B c4 | "D" d>ef>d "A" c>de>c | "E"B>AG>F E4 |
"A" E>AA>A E>AA>A | c>BA>B c4 | "D" d>ef>d "A" c>de>c | "E" B>AG>B "A" A4 :|
X: 2
T: Highlander's Return
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: (3efg |a>ga>b a>g (3gfe | d>cd<f B2 (3def | g>fg>a g>fe>d | c>^Bc>d e>A (3efg |
a2 (3gab a>gf>e | d>cd<f B2 e>f | g2 (3fga g2 (3fed | c>a (3dcB A2 :|
|: c>d |e>A (3AGA E>A (3AGA | c>BA<B c2 (3ABc | d>ef>d c>de>c | B>A (3GAF E2 C>D |
E>A (3AAA E>A (3AAA | c>BA<B c2 a>g | f>e (3def e>dc>e | B>A (3GAB A2 :|
X: 3
T: Highlander's Return
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3efg |a>^ga>b a>=g (3gfe | d>cd<f B2 (3def | g>fg>a g>fe>d | c>^Bc>d e>A (3efg |
a2 (3^gab a>=gf>e | d>cd<f B2 e>f | g2 (3fga g2 (3fed | c>a (3ABc d2 :|
K: AMaj
|: c>d |e>A (3AGA E>A (3AGA | c>BA<B c2 (3ABc | d>ef>d c>de>c | B>A (3GAF E2 C>D |
E>A (3AAA E>A (3AAA | c>BA<B c2 a>g | f>e (3def e>dc>e | B>A (3GAB A2 :|

Five comments

Been a while since I posted a tune. This one came to me as I was about my business today and since its a good tune, Ill claim it as "my own." However I cant be sure… there’s a lot swimming around in this one… a bit of hymn, hornpipe, and i don’t know much about strathspeys but seems it could be manipulated for that as well.

“The Highlander’s Return” ~ giving it a go

X: 2
T: Highlander’s Return, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: AMaj
|: (3efg |\
a>ga>b a>g (3gfe | d>cd<f B2 (3def | g>fg>a g>fe>d | c>^Bc>d e>A (3efg |
a2 (3gab a>gf>e | d>cd<f B2 e>f | g2 (3fga g2 (3fed | c>a (3dcB A2 :|
|: c>d |\
e>A (3A^GA E>A (3AGA | c>BA<B c2 (3ABc | d>ef>d c>de>c | B>A (3GAF E2 C>D |
E>A (3AAA E>A (3AAA | c>BA<B c2 a>g | f>e (3def e>dc>e | B>A (3GAB A2 :|

I see I left (3A^GA in the B-part above, which should have been cleared up to (3AGA, since the G is sharp in A Major anyway…. :-/

Here’s where it first dragged me, in two keys ~

K: DMaj
|: (3efg |\
a>^ga>b a>=g (3gfe | d>cd<f B2 (3def | g>fg>a g>fe>d | c>^Bc>d e>A (3efg |
a2 (3^gab a>=gf>e | d>cd<f B2 e>f | g2 (3fga g2 (3fed | c>a (3ABc d2 :|
K: AMaj
|: c>d |\
e>A (3AGA E>A (3AGA | c>BA<B c2 (3ABc | d>ef>d c>de>c | B>A (3GAF E2 C>D |
E>A (3AAA E>A (3AAA | c>BA<B c2 a>g | f>e (3def e>dc>e | B>A (3GAB A2 :|

great stuff there "c"… and thanks for the abc clean-up!

A jolly little number as is, but I seem to be stuck in the two key take on it. Somehow that doesn’t surprise me… ;-)