Jacky Tar hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jacky Tar has been added to 4 tune sets.

Jacky Tar has been added to 94 tunebooks.

Download ABC

One setting

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 :|
"Em"GFGB g2fe |"G" dBGB d2cB |"D"AGFE DEFA |"Em"G2E2 E2 :|

Four 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


Of course this guy thinks Jacky Tar is Cuckoo’s Nest
The Cuckoo’s Nest-Irish folk song

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.