Plenty Of Hornpipe reel

Plenty Of Hornpipe has been added to 1 tune set.

Plenty Of Hornpipe has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Plenty Of Hornpipe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:A2AA A2AA|ABce g4|ed3 d4|e4 edcB|
A2eA A2AA|ABce g4|ed3 ~B2G2|1 A2AA A2AA:|2 A2ee e2g2||
|:a4 a2g2|fed2 g4|eA3 A4|ABcd e4|
eA3 A4|ABce g4|ed3 ~B2G2|1 A2ee e2g2:|2 A2AA A2AA||

Two comments

Plenty of Hornpipe

This is a tune by Canadian songwriter Stan Rogers from the album “Fogarty’s Cove”.

I put this tune in ABC as a “reel” simply because it sounds much closer to Stan’s recording than the overly-swung rhythm of ABC’s “hornpipe” designation.

At any rate, I tend to think of this tune as a reel with a curious title. If anyone feels the need to point me in the right direction regarding this issue, please, feel free! 🙂

(Here’s an interesting thread on the difference between hornpipes and reels:

A piece of music he composed, I think, for Canadian television. In his notes to the tune, he points out that it’s not actually a hornpipe at all.
You’d have to do some real work to make it sound like a reel as well - it’s basically a piece of incidental music for a TV program.
I love Stan’s music, but I think you’d probably get funny looks trying to play this at a session.