The Dorsetshire hornpipe

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Dorsetshire has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Dorsetshire has been added to 11 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

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.

It’s OK mus, I didn’t think it was worthy of comment… 😛 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… 😀


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