The Spoils Of Victory hornpipe

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Spoils Of Victory
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd gdBG|(3ABA (3GFG D2 FA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 B2 G2:||
|:AG|FGAB cdef|gafg efde|cdBc ABGA|(3FGF (3EFE (3DED FA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 B2 G2:||
2
X: 2
T: The Spoils Of Victory
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd gdBG|AGFE DcBA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 B2 G2:||
|:AG|FGAB cdef|gafg efde|cdBc ABGA|FGEF DcBA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 B2 G2:||
3
X: 3
T: The Spoils Of Victory
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BA|GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd gdBG|AGFE DcBA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 GF G2:||
|:AG|FGAB cdef|(3gag fg efde|(3cdc Bc ABGA|(3FGF EF DcBA|
GABc dedB|cdef gedc|BGBd cAFA|G2 GF G2:||

Four comments

Provenance

I wrote this hornpipe a few weeks back to celebrate Arnagh’s historic victory in the All-Ireland Gaelic Football championships. I’d have dearly loved to have been in Lurgan on the night in question rattling out a tune or two in honour of the boys in Orange and White!

Ard Mhacha Ab

The Spoils Of Victory, X:2

Blimey … I wrote this tune back in 2002 and named it in commemoration of Armagh’s winning the Sam Maguire that year. I recently revisited it and started playing. The triplets which I’d written in X:1 really annoyed me. So I’ve tweaked bar 4 in the first part and bar 4 in the turn. The simplification now makes the tune "cohere" better - to my ears at least.

The Spoils Of Victory, X:3

After several months of messing about with this tune, I’ve now got a setting of the second part which I’m finally happy with - three sets of triplets at the start of the second, third and fourth measures.