Miss Gayton’s hornpipe

Also known as Miss Gayton.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Miss Gayton's has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 :|
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