Jim Mac’s hornpipe

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jim Mac's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
B>c|d>ba>g f>ed>^c|e>dB>G D>^CD>G|(3Ecc (3Ecc D>BA>F|G>Bc>B e>dB>c|
d>ba>g f>ed>^c|e>dB>G D>^CD>G|(3Ecc (3Ecc D>BA>F|G>gd>B G2:|
(3GAB|A>GA>B c>DE>F|(3GDB (3GBD G>Bd>g|e>^d (3efg (3faf =d>f|(3gba (3gfe d2d>B|
(3cde (3ABc (3BdB G>B|(3ABc (3FGA (3GAB D>g|(3dBG (3DEF (3GBA (3GFE|(3DED (3cBA G>G:|

Three comments

Jim Mac’s

This is from the album "The Star Of Munster Trio" by Julia, John and Billy Clifford; the latter playing it solo on the flute. A really nice one.

A notable variation would be DBDG instead of D^CDG in bars 2 and 6, handy for those who don’t have a low C# key. And this G-arpeggio in bar 12 doesn’t seem to have a fixed pattern, this is just as he plays it the first time.

Jim Mac’s Hornpipe

This is James Morrison’s setting of Flee as a Bird, arranged for the flute: https://thesession.org/tunes/5678 IIRC in the liner notes they say Julia/John/Billy learned this from a tramp musician, interestingly enough he must have been a tramp with a gramophone. I notice you fellows have been transcribing stuff from the Star of Munster Trio so thought I’d clarify where this tune came from.

Ah, yes! The setting you’ve added there is indeed pretty much the same tune. Thanks for spotting this!