This is not the same tune as Murphy’s Hornpipe in G also on this database.
Maurphy’s hp D
I’ve heard the ‘c’ part as a variation of the ‘a’ part but the ‘d’ part is altogether new to me. What tune-book did you get this from?
I got this tune from an old loose bound collection of what appears to be New England fiddle music that I found in a second-hand bookshop. The title-page and first few pages are missing but the music seems to be intact. I reckon it’s probably at least 30 years old.
The fourth part is standard
Frankie Gavin plays it on his 1977 album with Alec Finn. A lot of old-timers play it with accidentals in the fourth part and a bit spiced up (pretty much the way Gavin plays it the very last time thru).
This tune came up in a session just the other night. There was a slight variation in the 4th part (I’ve cut and pasted from the original abc, making the necessary modifications):
fefd gf (3gfe|fefd ec A2|(3faf df gfed|(3cdc A^G A2 AG|
(3FED AD BDAD|dcdf ecAg|fa ~a2 bgec|dfec d2|
fefd gf (3gfe|fefd ec A2|(3faf df gfed|(3cdc A^G A2 (3ABc|
dcdf eceg|fdfa gfge|fa ~a2 bgec|dfec d2||
Also, if I remember rightly, the endings to all the parts were as in the 4th part:
fa ~a2 bgec|dfec d2||
fgaf gfec|dfec d2||
This is my transcription based on the 2011 recording by Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn
The first version is very similar to the very spirited 78 of Michael Coleman (Decca 12057/39635-A). Well worth listening to if you are planning to learn it. It appears on a two CD set from Coleman’s recordings from Gael Linn, edited by Harry Bradshaw.
My version of this lovely hornpipe.