The Hand Organ hornpipe

Also known as Blath An TSeamair, The Clover Blossom.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

The Hand Organ appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Hand Organ has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Hand Organ
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc|d>AF>E D>FA>d|B>GE>C D2 E>F|(3GFG A>F G>EC>d|c>AA>^G A>Bc>A|
d2 A>F D>FA>d|B>GE>C D2 E>F|(3GFG A>F G>EC>D|E2 D>C D2:|
|:A>G|F>DA>D F>DA>D|(3GFG B>A (3GFG B>A|F>DA>D F>DA>D|(3CDE A>E (3CDE A>E|
F>D (3DDD F>D (3DDD|(3GFG B>A (3GFG B>c|d2 c2 B>GE>C|D>dA>F D2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Hand Organ
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:(3efg|a>ec>e A>ce>a|f>dB>G A2 B>c|d>fe>d d>cB>A|G>BA>F E2 (3efg|
a>ec>e A>ce>a|f>dB>G A2 B>c|d>fe>d c>BA>G|B2 A2 A2:|
|:e2|c>eA>e c>eA>e|d>fB>f d>fB>f|c>eA>e c>eA>e|G>Be>B G>Be>B|
c>eA>e c>eA>e|d>fB>f d>fB>f|e>ag>f e>dc>B|c2 A2 A2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Hand Organ
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3def|g2 d>B G>Bd>g|e>cA>F G2 A>B|c2 e>d c2 (3BAG|F>AG>E D2 (3def|
g>d (3Bcd G>Bd>g|e>cA>F G2 (3GAB|c>ed>c B>AG>F|A2 G2 G2:|
|:(3edc|B>dG>d (3Bcd G>d|c>eA>e (3cde A>e|B>dG>d B>dG>D|(3FGA d>A (3FGA D>A|
(3Bcd G>d (3Bcd G>d|(3cde A>e (3cde A>e|d>gf>e (3ded (3cBA|G2 g2 G2:|
4
X: 4
T: The Hand Organ
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:(3efg|a(ece) Ace(a|f)dBG A2(Bc)|def(e dc)BA|GBAF E2 (3efg|
a(ece) Ace(a|f)dBG A2(Bc)|df(ed c)ABG|E2A2 A2:|
|:(ed)|ceA(e ce)Ae|dfB(f df)Bf|ceA(e ce)Ac|B(AGF) E2 (ed)|
ceA(e ce)Ac|d(cde) fgaf|eae(d c)ABG|E2A2 A2:|

Four comments

"The Hand Organ Hornpipe" ~ in A from sources

X:2
T: The Hand Organ Hornpipe
B: "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection", 1883
B: "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes", 1940
B: "White’s Unique Collection",1896, page 17, #97
N: All sources given have the same basic notation, see below…
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: AMaj
|: (3efg |\
a>ec>e A>ce>a | f>dB>G A2 B>c | d>fe>d d>cB>A | G>BA>F E2 (3efg |
a>ec>e A>ce>a | f>dB>G A2 B>c | d>fe>d c>BA>G | B2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 |\
c>eA>e c>eA>e | d>fB>f d>fB>f | c>eA>e c>eA>e | G>Be>B G>Be>B |
c>eA>e c>eA>e | d>fB>f d>fB>f | e>ag>f e>dc>B | c2 A2 A2 :|

Sans > & (3 ~

K: AMaj
|: eg |\
aece Acea | fdBG A2 Bc | dfed dcBA | GBAF E2 eg |
aece Acea | fdBG A2 Bc | dfed cBAG | B2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 |\
ceAe ceAe | dfBf dfBf | ceAe ceAe | GBeB GBeB |
ceAe ceAe | dfBf dfBf | eagf edcB | c2 A2 A2 :|


"White’s Unique Collection",1896, page 17, #97
~ some slight differences:
|: e2 |\
ceae ceae | ~ | ~ | ~ |
ceAe ceAe | ~ | ~ | c[CA][CA] :|

"The Hand Organ Hornpipe" ~ a take in G

X: 3
T: The Hand Organ Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: GMaj
|: (3def |\
g2 d>B G>Bd>g | e>cA>F G2 A>B | c2 e>d c2 (3BAG | F>AG>E D2 (3def |
g>d (3Bcd G>Bd>g | e>cA>F G2 (3GAB | c>ed>c B>AG>F | A2 G2 G2 :|
|: (3edc |\
B>dG>d (3Bcd G>d | c>eA>e (3cde A>e | B>dG>d B>dG>D | (3FGA d>A (3FGA D>A |
(3Bcd G>d (3Bcd G>d | (3cde A>e (3cde A>e | d>gf>e (3ded (3cBA | G2 g2 G2 :|

The Hand Organ, X:4

Here’s the setting from O’Neill’s 1001, where it’s called The Clover Blossom (#869), very similar to the Ryan’s, Cole’s, and White’s settings given by Ceolachan other than the part endings and bar 4 of the B part.