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 39 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Lamplighter
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc | dBdBdgfe | dBdBdgfe | dBdBedcB | c2A2A2Bc|
dBdBdgfe | dBdBdgfe | decdBGAF | G2G2G2 :|
|:Bc | dcBAB2ed | cBABc2dc | BGBGcBAG |FGABA2Bc|
dcBAB2ed | cBABc2dc | BgGBAcFA | G2G2G2 :|

Four 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.