Captain John’s hornpipe

Also known as Bonnie Annie, Bonnie Annie - Clog, Bonnie Annie’s Clog, Capt. Corbett’s, Captain Corbett’s, Captain Corbett’s, Captain John’s, The Copenhagan, The Duke Of Brunswick’s, Duke Of Brunswicks, La Mer, Mair’s, Mairs, The Mare, The Prince’s, Princes, Reel Du Goglu.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Captain John’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Captain John's has been added to 38 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Captain John's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:fg|afge dfed|ceAA ABAG|FAdf gfed|ceAA A2fg|
afge dfed|ceAA ABAG|FAdf gedc|d2dd d2:|
|:cd|eAAA fdfd|eAAA fdfd|gfed dcBA|GBBB B2AG|
FAAA dcBA|cdef gedc|dfaf bgec|d2dd d2:||
X: 2
T: Captain John's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fg |: afge fded | cdec A3 d | cdef gfed | cdBc A2 fg |
afge dfed | cdec A2 z d | cdef gece |1 dfec d2 fg :|2 dfec dgfg ||
eA (3AAA g2 fg | eA A2 A2 z g | gfed dcBA | GB B2 B2 AG |
Fd (3ddd ce (3eee | df (3fff eg (3ggg | fgaf bgec |1 d2 dc dgfg :|2 d2 dc d4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 3
T: Captain John's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: f>g |a>fg>e d>fe>d | c>eA>A A>BAG | F>Ad>f g>fe>d |c>eA>^G A2 f>=g |
a>fg>e d>fe>d | c>de>c A2 (3BAG | F>A (3def g>ed>c | d2 d>c d2 :|
c>d |:e>A^G>A =g2 f>g | e>A (3AAA g2 d>g | g>fe>d d>cB>A | G>B (3BBB (3B=cB (3BAG |
F>A (3ddd c>A (3eee | d>A (3fff e>A (3ggg | d2 (3agf b>ge>c |[1 d2 d>c d>gf>g :|[2 d2 d>c d2 |]

Thirteen comments

Trevor, why no info on the tune? Did you get it from a session?

The Mare - great on whistle, from Tony Cuffe

This is probably a Scottish reel, from the guitar playing of Tony Cuffe [RIP ]. I seem to remember it originally came from one of the "Kerr’s" collections. There is an Irish connection, in that I heard it played by Geraldine Cotter on piano on a recording which was played on Clare FM some time last year. She had a different name, and I’ll try to track it down. A favourite tune of mine on whistle, especially for the ascending series of triplets in the second part. Tony always had an ear for a good tune.

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B#gg#r…..

Already here - as "Captain John’s", posted by "Lazyhound". He hasn’t provided any information, so I’ll paste my transcription and the details into the "Comments". Sorry Jeremy - should have checked first.

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“The Mare” - Scottish ?

I’ve just posted a transcription of this tune from Tony Cuffe, but Trevor’s beaten me to it, although there are significant differences in the settings. Here’s what I posted :

This is probably a Scottish reel, from the guitar playing of Tony Cuffe [RIP ]. I seem to remember it originally came from one of the "Kerr’s" collections. There is an Irish connection, in that I heard it played by Geraldine Cotter on piano on a recording which was played on Clare FM some time last year. She had a different name, and I’ll try to track it down. A favourite tune of mine on whistle, especially for the ascending series of triplets in the second part. Tony always had an ear for a good tune.

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“The Mare” - from the playing of Tony Cuffe

fg |: afge fded | cdec A3 d | cdef gfed | cdBc A2 fg |
afge dfed | cdec A2 z d | cdef gece |1 dfec d2 fg :|2 dfec dgfg |
eA (3AAA g2 fg | eA A2 A2 z g | gfed dcBA | GB B2 B2 AG |
Fd (3ddd ce (3eee | df (3fff eg (3ggg | fgaf bgec |1 d2 dc dgfg :|2 d2 d
c d4 |

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What a strange ‘hornpiped’ 2nd part… nice tune.

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The Mare

Kenny I know this as a French Canadian reel/hornpipe - called ‘La Mer’ (The Sea)!
I’ve also seen it as Captain John’s and The Mare.
One of my favourite tunes. Why not have it in twice!
All the best, Sharon

The mare

Hi Kenny - forgot to say that this tune is also in the Gunn MS (Fermanagh 1865) as ‘The Duke of Brunswick’s Hornpipe’
All the best, Sharon

Mare

That particular Mare seems to have been very well-travelled.

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It’s an oild tune — appears in Joyce, P. W.; "Old Irish Folk Music and Songs" and as #309 in O’Neill’s “Waifs and Strays”

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Other tune titles

This tune appears in other sources as 1. Ryan’s Mammoth (1883) as "Bonnie Annie - Clog" 2. The Stephen Grier MS of Co. Leitrim c.1883 - untitled 3. George Spencer MS Leeds c.1831 "Princes Hornpipe" 4. George H. Watson MS Norfolk c.1850-80 "Mairs Hornpipe" 4. "Reel du Goglu" - Canadian version attributed to Joseph Allard

X:3 “Captain John’s Hornpipe” / “Captain Corbett’s Hornpipe”

Giving some early transcriptions a go, "Joyce’s Old Irish Folk Music and Song" - 1909 & "O’Neill’s Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody" - 1922 ~ and giving it a bit of play beyond those transcriptions…