Jack’s The Lad hornpipe

Also known as The College, Jacks The Lad, The Red Lion, The Sailor’s, Y Llew Coch.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Jack's The Lad has been added to 93 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Jack's The Lad
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3 ABc|d2 D2 D2 AG|FAdc defd|e2 E2 E2 ed|cea^g a2 f2|
gfga bagf|gfec dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2 d2 d2:|
|:AG|FAdA FAdA|B2 G2 G2 GF|GBec ^GBed|c2 A2 A2 ef|
gfga bagf|gfec dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2 d2 d2:||
X: 2
T: Jack's The Lad
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dc|d2D2 D2AG|FAd2 dfed|e2E2 E2AG|FGAB A4|
gfga bagf|gfed dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2d2 d2:|
|:AG|FAdA FAdA|B2G2 G2GF|EBeB EBeB|c2A2 A2f2|
gfga bagf|gefd dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2d2 d2:||
X: 3
T: Jack's The Lad
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|B2B,2 B,2FE|DFBA BdcB|c2C2 C2cB|Acf2 f2ga|
bagf gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc Bdce|d2B2 B2:|
|:FE|DFBF DFBF|G2E2 E2GF|=EGcG EGcG|A2F2 F2cd|
edef gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc Bdce|d2B2 B2:|
GF|G2G, G,DC|B,DGF GBAG|A2A,2 A,2AG|FAd2 d2ef|
gfed edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
|:DC|B,DGD B,DGD|E2C2 C2ED|^CEAE CEAE|F2D2 D2AB|
cBcd edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
X: 4
T: Jack's The Lad
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GF|G2G,2 G,2DC|B,DGF GBAG|A2A,2 A,2AG|FAd2 d2ef|
gfed edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
|:DC|B,DGD B,DGD|E2C2 C2ED|^CEAE CEAE|F2D2 D2AB|
cBcd edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
X: 5
T: Jack's The Lad
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
g2 G2 G2 dc | Bdgf gbag | a2 A2 A2 AG | FA d2 d2 ef |
gfed edcB | cBAG GFED | EGFA GBAc | B2 G2 G2 :|
Bdgd Bdgd | e2 c2 c2 ed | ^ceae ceae | f2 d2 d2 ef |
gfed edcB | cBAG GFED | EGFA GBAc | B2 G2 G2 :|

Ten comments

Jack’s The Lad

A very old tune with strong maritime connotations, found in O’Neill (not all editions), and known in a slightly different arrangement to anyone who has ever heard the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms.
First heard it played in a session on 30 October 2002 in a very old dockside pub in Bristol, England (what better place!). A box player started it off and was joined by flutes and whistles and a handful of fiddle players (including me) who knew it.
Not sure whether it is in fact a true hornpipe, but it can just as easily be played as a reel.

I was there at that very old dockside pub last night (Hi Trev)
I,m sure it better known by another name.I thought it was composed by mike oldfield - surely not, maybe he just arranged it for Blue Peter theme (UK childrens programe)

Sailor’s Hornpipe!!!!!

Am I missing the irony here? Surely this is the Sailor’s Hornpipe? The Mike Oldfield arrangement for Blue Peter (a children’s TV programme for our North American friends) I think you are referring to is for a tune called Portsmouth. He did do a version of the sailor’s hornpipe for something else which had to be speeded up as he could not play the mandolin particularly quickly. Ooooh! Saucer of milk for my friend please.

Here is a version (also in D) from Tro Llaw, a collection from The National Library of Wales. Here it is known, in Welsh, as "Y Llew Coch", or "The Red Lion".

dc|d2D2 D2AG|FAd2 dfed|e2E2 E2AG|FGAB A4|
gfga bagf|gfed dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2d2 d2:|
|:AG|FAdA FAdA|B2G2 G2GF|EBeB EBeB|c2A2 A2f2|
gfga bagf|gefd dcBA|Bdce dfeg|f2d2 d2:||

trevor

Jack’s the lad

I have heard the song for the first time on the Night of the Proms. There it was combined with 2 other songs under the name Seasongs. I like this song very much!!! It’s my favorite.

Angel

Posted by .

Um…

Yeah, I’m the one who requested Sailor’s Hornpipe… um…

I meant the one for Highland dancing’s Sailor’s Hornpipe… the Crossing the Minch on here is what I was looking for, but only half of it was posted.

Jack’s The Lad

Here it is in its original key of Bb:

X: 1
T: Jack’s The Lad
T: The Sailor’s Hornpipe
T: The College Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Bbmaj
BA|B2B,2 B,2FE|DFBA BdcB|c2C2 C2cB|Acf2 f2ga|
bagf gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc Bdce|d2B2 B2:|
|:FE|DFBF DFBF|G2E2 E2GF|=EGcG EGcG|A2F2 F2cd|
edef gfed|edcB BAGF|GBAc Bdce|d2B2 B2:|

And again in the key of G:

X: 1
T: Jack’s The Lad
T: The Sailor’s Hornpipe
T: The College Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
GF|G2G, G,DC|B,DGF GBAG|A2A,2 A,2AG|FAd2 d2ef|
gfed edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
|:DC|B,DGD B,DGD|E2C2 C2ED|^CEAE CEAE|F2D2 D2AB|
cBcd edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|

No that was rubbish, try again:


X: 1
T: Jack’s The Lad
T: The Sailor’s Hornpipe
T: The College Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
GF|G2G,2 G,2DC|B,DGF GBAG|A2A,2 A,2AG|FAd2 d2ef|
gfed edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|
|:DC|B,DGD B,DGD|E2C2 C2ED|^CEAE CEAE|F2D2 D2AB|
cBcd edcB|cBAG GFED|EGFA GBAc|B2G2 G2:|

“The Sailor’s Hornpipe” ~ another from the future, TRIPLICATE?!

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on March 8th 2007 by Falkbeer.
https://thesession.org/tunes/6914

K: G Major
|: gf |
g2 G2 G2 dc | Bdgf gbag | a2 A2 A2 AG | FA d2 d2 ef |
gfed edcB | cBAG GFED | EGFA GBAc | B2 G2 G2 :|
|: dc |
Bdgd Bdgd | e2 c2 c2 ed | ^ceae ceae | f2 d2 d2 ef |
gfed edcB | cBAG GFED | EGFA GBAc | B2 G2 G2 :|