Murray’s hornpipe

Also known as Gloucester.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

Murray’s appears in 2 other tune collections.

Murray's has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Murray's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(AF)|:"D"D2d2 d2cd|"A"ec Ac "D"d2de|"D"f2fd "A7"g2ge|"D"af df "A7"ec AF|
"D"D2d2 d2cd|"A"ec Ac "D"d2de|"D"fg af ed cB|1 "A7"A2AB "D"AGFE:|2 "A"A2A2 A2
|:(fg)|"D"ag fe dc BA|"G"B2G2 G2(ga)|"Em"ba gf gf ed|"A7"c2 A2 A2(fg)|
"D"af af "G"gb gb|"D"af af "G"gb gb|"D"af df "A7"ge ce|1 "D"d2d2 d2:|2 "D"d2d2 "A7"dB AF||

Five comments


This tune was played at the Lucerne Session - found in “the book” #819 and rewritten to today’s styles

Huntsman Hornpipe

I know a setting in C called Hunter’s Hornpipe, a tune which can be found in many 19c American tunebooks. O’Neill #1717 goes by the same name but is a completely different tune.

Murray’s hornpipe

Can also be found in the Athole Collection (1884) under the title “Douglas”, and in ‘Old Scottish Music’ (Annie Shand 1932) as “The Lochmaben Hornpipe” (she says it was from an old manuscript found in Dryhope Tower). I’m sure I remember it somewhere else with a different name, but it escapes me at this moment.

Re: Murray’s

Usually played down in G at english music sessions. The Old Swan Band recorded this tune as the Gloucester Hornpipe and it appears in old music mss as Nelson’s Hornpipe. Also recorded from the playing of Joe Yates in Sofala NSW.


See the Lochmaben hornpipe (aka Lord Nelson’s) -