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

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 |]
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 :|
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…