Jacky Tar hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jacky Tar has been added to 5 tune sets.

Jacky Tar has been added to 96 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Jacky Tar
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: Bd |"Em"e2ed efge |"G" d2B2 B2dB |"D"ABde faef |"D" d2A2 A2Bd |
"Em"e2ef g2fe |"G" dBGB d2cB |"D"AGFE DEFA |"Em"G2E2 E2 :|
|: GA |"Em"BGEG BGEG |"Em"BAGF E2FG |"D"AFDF AFDF |"D" AGFE D2EF |
"Em"GFGB g2fe |"G" dBGB d2cB |"D"AGFE DEFA |"Em"G2E2 E2 :|
X: 2
T: Jacky Tar
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
Bd|:~e2ed egfe|dBBA B2dB|ABde fd (3efg|afed BA (3Bcd|
~e2ed efge|dBBA B2cB|ABBA GBdB|AGE2 E2 Bd:|
GF|:EGBG (3EFG B2|B^ABc BGE^D|DFAB (3ABA FA|d^cBA GFED|
EBBA Bdgd|B2BA BccB|A2BA (3GAB dB|AGE2 E2GF:|

Five comments

Jacky Tar

This is the tune I know as Jacky Tar. I find it on youtube played this way maybe a dozen times. There seems to be no other reasonable version here except as an AKA for The Cuckoo’s Nest. While Cuckoo’s Nest is somewhat similar it is not the same - IMHO.

Here are examples of the tune I know as The Cuckoos Nest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnbzFQdM4XA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJlpCYZ6AGM


Of course this guy thinks Jacky Tar is Cuckoo’s Nest
The Cuckoo’s Nest-Irish folk song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Q-Ck2HL6o


Maybe I should have called it Johny Asphalt :-)

….and it’s a hornpipe, not a reel.

Posted .

Yes, it does seem to be a hornpipe

But, Jacky Tar still seems to be the more common name.