The Dorsetshire hornpipe

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Dorsetshire has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Dorsetshire
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: ag | fefg agfe | dcdf A2 AG | FAdf gfed | cdef e2 ag |
fefg agfe | dcdf A2 AG | FAdf egce | d2 d2 d2 :|
|: cd | edcB ABcd | edef e2 de | fedc Bcde | fefg f2 AG|
FA d2 GB e2 | Ad f2 Bd g2 | fafd Bdce | d2 d2 d2 :|
X: 2
T: The Dorsetshire
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: a>g |f>^ef>g a>gf<=e | d>cd<f A2 A>G | F>Ad>f g>fe>d | c>de>f e2 a>g |
f>^ef>g a>g f/g/f/=e/ | d>cd<f A>B (3BAG | F>A (3def g>ec>e | (3ded c>e d2 :|
|: c>d |e>dc>B A>Bc>d | e>^de<f (3efe =d>e | f>ed>c B>cd>e | f>^ef<g f2 A>G |
F>Ad>A G>Be>B | A>df>d B>dg>e | f>^ef<d (3Bcg =e>c | d2 d2 d2 :|

Six comments

The Dorsetshire

I’m not absolutely certain about it, but I think this one may well be in one of the Thomas Hardy manuscripts.

Normally played undotted, but also sounds well if "swung".

Sets well with Enrico:

X: 2 ~ “The Dorsetshire Hornpipe” ~ swung with fun

But it’s also driving me nuts as I keep dropping into a different B-part and so far haven’t been able to figure out where this is coming from ~ any help is appreciate, keeping it simple:

K: DMaj
|: c>d |\
e>dc>B A>GF>E | F>Ad>f a2 f>a | g2 e>g f2 d>f | e>dc>B A2 c>d |
e>dc>B A>GF>E | F>Ad>f a2 b>a | g>f (3efg f>e (3def | (3efe d2 d2 :|


@Ceolachan - Have you just made up that setting?

It says on this website: "Do you know another version of this tune?"

Did you REALLY know another version of it? Or did you, as I suspect, just make one up? If so, this is hardly the place to post it.

It’s good that the website is now allowing multiple versions of tunes. But I don’t think that this facility should be abused. :-( :-( :-(

The more versions the merrier!

If you craft a version of a tune, then you know it. I, for one, am very interested in what other folk make of the tunes.

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It’s OK mus, I didn’t think it was worthy of comment… :-P I hope I can remember to avoid Mix’s contributions in future. It seems some folks think their way is the only way, in all kinds of pursuits. Hell, I even avoided adding the snaps… :-D


Three sad smilies in a row to emphasize his disapproval, that really is ~ sad? :-D