The Key West hornpipe

Also known as Key-West, The Key-West.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Key West has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: The Key West
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:(3cd^d|e>cA>c (3eea g>a|e>cA>c (3eea (3gga|f>ed>c B>AG>A|(3BcB (3AGF E2 (3fgf|
e>cA>c e>ag>a|e>cA>c e>ag>a|b>ga>f e>^ef>g|1 a2 a2 A,2 (3agf:|2 a2 (3bag a2||
|:(3_edc|B>GE>G B>c (3dcB|c>A (3FGA E>C (3DCB,|(3A,CD (3EFG a>ec>A|d>cd (7e/4f/4g/4a/4b/4c'/4d'/4- d'>ef>g|
a>ga>b a>ec>A|d>cd>e f>ed>c|B>AG>F E>GB>c|1 (3Ace (3agb a2:|2 (3ABA G>B A2||
2
X: 2
T: The Key West
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(Bc)|dBGB d(gfg)|dBGB d(gfg)|dBed cBAG|FAGE D2 Bc|
dBGB d(gfg)|dBGB d(gfg)|edcB AGFA|G2 B2 G2:|
|:(cB)|AFDF AcBA|BGDG B,DG,B,|DGBd gdBG|Ad^ce d2 ef|
gbgd BdBG|CB,CD EDCB,|Cedc BAGF|G2 B2 G2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Key West
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(3ABc|d>BG>B d>gf>g|d>BG>B d>g (3ffg|d>B (3eed c>B (3BAG|(3FGA G>E D>d (3ed^c|
d>B (3GAB d>gf>g|d>BG>B d>gf>g|e>dc>B A>G (3FED|G2 (3B^AB G2:|
|:c>B|A>FD>F A2 (3cBA|B>GD>G B2 (3DGB|d>G (3Bdg g>dB>G|A>d (3^cde d2 (3def|
g>bg>d (3Bcd B>G|C2 (3Bcd e2 (3gfe|d>c (3edc B>A (3AGF|G2 g2 G2:|

Four comments

"They Key West Hornpipe"

From the bow of Sean McGuire/Maguire, some of how he takes it. And, the reason for the (7 is that I’m not sure how to notate a portamento in ABC notation. This particular hornpipe shows up in several early collections in G Major and no suggestion of a portamento or glissando.

X: 2 "Key-West Hornpipe"

B: "Kerr’s Second Collection of Merry Melodies", page 41, tune #373

More ABC confusion here, as I thought there was a way to change stem directions, which would be wise for that penultimate bar for the B-part ~ | Cedc BAGF | ~ I did try a few things, but nothing seemed to work. ๐Ÿ˜

Making work for this old brain, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰ As well as your link I’ve got Carignan to listen to again on this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ While these runs are impressive, for me they get in the way of the music rather than complementing it, drawing a bit too much attention to who’s doing what… Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s a bit like taking a machete and slashing up a scene, a two dimensional painting or hacking up a three dimensional rose bush…