John MacKenzie’s Fancy hornpipe

Also known as John Mckenzie’s Fancy.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

John MacKenzie’s Fancy has been added to 3 tune sets.

John MacKenzie's Fancy has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: John MacKenzie's Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|:AeeA eeAe| edef gfeg|GddA B2Gd|dABde2dB|
AeeA eeAe| edef gfeg|Ggge aged|1 e2A2A2e2:|2 e2A2A2g2||
efge aged|efge a2 ge|GddA B2Gd|dABde2dg|
efge aged|efge a2 ge|Ggge aged| e2A2A3d|
efge aged|efge a2 ge|GddA B2Gd|dABde2d2|
AeeA eeAe| edef gfeg|Ggge aged| e2A2A2e2||
2
X: 2
T: John MacKenzie's Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
|: e2 | AeeA ~e2 Ae | eAef gfeg | GddG ~B2 Gd | dGBd ~e2 de |
AeeA ~e2 Ae | eAef gfeg | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 | Aeeg aged | efge a2 eg | GddG ~d2 Gd | dGBd e2de |
Aeeg aged | efge a2 eg | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: ef | geBg fded | geBg f2 de | dBGd BG B2 | GdBG dBAB |
geBg fded | geBg f2 de | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 | AB ~e2 dBGB | AB ~e2 d2 Bd | gfed BAGd | dGBd e2 de |
AB ~e2 dBGB | AB ~e2 d2 Bd | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
3
X: 3
T: John MacKenzie's Fancy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emix
|:EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2AF|
EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DddB edBA|1 B2E2E2B2:|2 B2E2E2d2||
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2Ad|
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DddB edBA| B2E2E3A|
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2A2|
EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DddB edBA| B2E2E2B2||

Fourteen comments

Try again, please…..

There’s hardly a bar in this transcription which doesn’t have a mistake in it. The tune has 4 parts, not 2, which seems to be the case here. And it’s "MacKenzie" in the photocopy I have of the tune, not "McKenzie" .
This should be deleted, and if you’re going to post the tune on this website, you should make sure your transcription is accurate.

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Its also a hornpipe by i believe J.A.Barrie and published in John MacFadyens BK2 and Ceol Na Fidhle.
Also recorded by The Battlefield Band and Tannahill Weavers.

post your transcription then ken

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John MacKenzie’s Fancy

Yes, I agree with Kenny and Iain, this is way off. It’s a GHB hornpipe but one of those that is closer to a reel than an Irish style hornpipe. Here it is as a reel, hopefully with the right notes. I don’t have the Shooglenifty recording to hand at the moment 🙂


X: 1
T: John MacKenzie’s Fancy
C: J.A. Barrie
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: reel
K: Amix
|: e2 | AeeA ~e2 Ae | eAef gfeg | GddG ~B2 Gd | dGBd ~e2 de |
AeeA ~e2 Ae | eAef gfeg | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 | Aeeg aged | efge a2 eg | GddG ~d2 Gd | dGBd e2de |
Aeeg aged | efge a2 eg | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: ef | geBg fded | geBg f2 de | dBGd BG B2 | GdBG dBAB |
geBg fded | geBg f2 de | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|
|: e2 | AB ~e2 dBGB | AB ~e2 d2 Bd | gfed BAGd | dGBd e2 de |
AB ~e2 dBGB | AB ~e2 d2 Bd | Ggge aged | e2 A2 A2 :|

John MacKenzie’s Fancy

Oh well, another insult to the composer stuck up on the interweb.

Trying…

As to the spelling, I wrote it as it’s written in the sleevenotes on the Shooglenifty album. I have now corrected this.

I rushed it a bit in assuming it had gone into another tune on the album where i can now see that i have missed two parts. I apologise for this.

Bogman, thanks for the transcription. In the interest of quality control would you like me to paste this in place of my effort?

Sorry for my nippy comment musicism. It’s up to yourself on which abc’s to have posted, unfortunately the sheet music can’t change, which is something I’m sure we all wish we could do.

No problem, i can totally understand the responses and will try to make sure any future posts are checked properly against different recordings etc. I guess Spotify may come in handy for this.

Until now i naively assumed that if it sounded right on the ABC player and the key was correct etc then it would be welcomed and that different versions would then be posted in the comments section but i understand missing parts is fairly inexcusable.

Apologies people…

Good on yer musicisum !

This has long been one of my favourite Scottish tunes, and I myself learnt it as a 2-parter. Well done, mate, and as for the sarcasm and vitriol you have copped from others for daring to put up an inaccurate transcription - well, let’s all hope we’ll never be so petty and intolerant as them.

What’s the old saying ? Nobody likes a smart****. Musical snobs are just as bad as any other sort.

I’m a musical snob, it seems….

If you learned it as a "2-parter", then you only learned half of it.
There was no sarcasm or vitriol displayed above, until you posted.
My first 3 statements are factual. Prove otherwise, or apologise.
I myself make no apology for being of the opinion that transcriptions on this website should be accurate. If that makes me "petty", "intolerant", "a smart****", and a"musical snob", then that’s fine.

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For the conveniance of flute players, and a different feel, here it is in E Mixolydian.
Note that there are three sharps on display but don’t worry: the G# is never sounded as the tune is in the 3rd-less Hexatonic mode.

X: 1
T: John MacKenzie’s Fancy
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K:E Mixolydian
|:EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2AF|
EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DddB edBA|1 B2E2E2B2:|2 B2E2E2d2||
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2Ad|
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DddB edBA| B2E2E3A|
BcdB edBA|BcdB e2 dB|DAAE F2DA|AEFAB2A2|
EBBE BBEB| BABc dcBd|DddB edBA| B2E2E2B2||

Re: John MacKenzie’s Fancy

This is not close. No hornpipe is "round". It’s a pipe tune I know well; I’m looking at the score by J.A. Barrie now. I’t is scored and played like an hornpipe, i.e., replete with dotted 8th notes and 16th notes. I’m not looking beyond that.

Re: John MacKenzie’s Fancy

What’s "not close" ? "No hornpipe is round". Says who ?

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