Miss Gayton’s hornpipe

Also known as Miss Gayton.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Miss Gayton's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Miss Gayton's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dc|Bdgf g2 dc|Bdgf g2 d^c|dfag fed^c|dfag fedc|
Bdgf g2 dc|Bdgf g2 d2|efge fgaf|g2 b2 g2:|
|:ga|b2 bg a2 af|gfge d2 dB|c2 ec B2 dB|AGAB A2 ga|
b2 bg a2 af|gfge d2 d2|efge fgaf|g2 b2 g2:|
2
X: 2
T: Miss Gayton's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
dc|Bdgf g2 dc|Bdgf g2 d^c|dfag fed^c|dfag fedc|
Bdgf g2 dc|Bdgf g2 dd|efge fgaf|g2 b2 g2||
ga|b2 bg a2 af|gfge d2 dB|c2 ec B2 dB|AGAB A2 ga|
b2 bg a2 af|gfge d2 d2|efge fgaf|g2 b2 g2||

Three comments

Miss Gayton’s

A hornpipe that’s often played (undotted) at the pub session in the "Queen Victoria" (Priddy, Somerset, England).

There are many other variants of this tune - an abc posting opportunity for someone - ceolachan, maybe?

I was going to say "I don’t know this one!", but I do. I think it has been used for contra dancing, ‘straight’ of course. I’ll have to see if I can find something more on it, like ‘another transcription’, or a recording to make one from. It’s simple and sweet, fun…

X: 1 & X: 2

X: 1 ~ Mix’s transcription is identical to an earlier one, "Kerr’s First Collection of Merry Melodies", page 26, tune No. 6
N: Originally transcribed in Kerr’s as 2/4, which for sanity’s sake and less ink reads better and less dense at 4/4

X: 2 ~ little difference, except no repeats given ~ "The Skye Collection", Keith Norman MacDonald, 1887, page 172

I also remember that it is in another book we have of tunes for American/New England contra dance, published in the U.S.A. ~ Ralph Sweet’s "Fifer’s Delight", 1965