The Lamplighter hornpipe

Also known as The Lamplighter’s, The Merry Soldier.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Lamplighter has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Lamplighter has been added to 44 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Lamplighter
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBdB dgfe|dBdB dgfe|dBdB edcB|c2A2A2Bc|
dBdB dgfe|dBdB dgfe|decd BGAF|G2G2G2:|
|:Bc|dcBA B2ed|cBAB c2dc|BGBG cBAG|FGAB A2Bc|
dcBA B2ed|cBAB c2dc|BgGB AcFA|G2G2G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Lamplighter
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBdB dgfe|dBdB dgfe|dBdB edcB|c2 A2 A2 Bc|
dBdB dgfe|dBdB dgfe|decd BGAF|G2 G2 G2:|
|:Bc|dcBA B2 ed|cBAB c2 dc|BGBG cBAG|FGAB A2 Bc|
dcBA B2 ed|cBAB c2 dc|BgGB AcFA|G2 G2 G2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Lamplighter
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:cd|ecec eagf|ecec eagf|eceg fedc|d2 B2 B2 cd|
ecec eagf|ecec eagf|efed cBAG|A2 A2 A2:|
|:cd|edcd egfe|dcBc dfed|cAce dcBA|G2 B2 B2 cd|
edcd egfe|dcBc d2 d2|cecA BdBG|A2 A2 A2:|

Six comments

Lamplighter Hornpipe

This tune appears in the Robbins collection of 200 Jigs, Reels and Country Dances.
I like to work the melody into my repertoire as the dark days of Winter approach.

This is a very popular session tune in the Fife & Drum community in NY. & Ct., however they play it more like a reel. Then again they do that with pretty much all their hornpipes.

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The Merry Soldier

This is in O’Neill’s as The Merry Soldier.

The Lamplighter, X:3

This is a version of the tune in A which a friend of mine from America sent to me recently. He plays it straight but I much prefer to add swing when playing it…