An enjoyable fast-moving hornpipe played in sessions in Bristol.
The version posted is "bare bones". The version in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland (#952), with phrasing, is as follows:
(cd)|(3(eae)(3(cec)(3(Aca)ED|(CE)Ac e(cAc)|(3(dfd)(3(cec)(3(BdB)(3(AcA)|GBFB E2(cd)|
(e>a)c>e (A>c)E>D|C(EAc) e(cAc)|(3(dfd) (3(cec) (3(BdB) (3(GBG)|A(aec) A2:|
|:(Bc)|dBGB E(GBc)|d(BGB) d2(cd)|ec (3(AcA) (EA)cd|ec (3Ace a2ga|
f(dBd) (3(fed) (3(cBA)|(3(GAB) (3(AGF) E2(cd)|eaf(d cA)BG|A(aec) A2:||
Love this tune . . can’t see how anybody could not like it . . its my fav. at the moment . . 1/8/04.
Another version by the Dubliners
D:Special instrumental fiddle irlandais: Ted Furey
cd|(3eae(3cec (3AcAED|CEAc ecAc|(3ded(3cdc (3BcB(3ABA|GeFe E2cd|
(3eae(3cec (3AcAED|CEAc defg|(3agf(3edc (3fed(3cBA|(3GAB(3EFG A2:|
|:Bc|dBGB EGBc|dBGB d2fa|ec(3AcA EA(3cd^d|ec(3Ace a2ga|
fdBd (3fed(3cBA|(3GAB(3AGF E2cd|eafd cABG|Aaec A2:|
cd|(3eae(3cec (3AcAED|CEAc ecAc|(3dbb(3caa (3Bgg(3Aff|(3Gee(3F^dd e2c=d|
(3eae(3cec (3AcAED|CEAc defg|(3agf(3edc (3fed(3cBA|(3GAB(3EFG A2||
Bc|dBGB EGBc|dBGB d2fa|ec(3AcA EA(3cd^d|ec(3Ace a2g2|
(3fgf(3efe (3ded(3cdc|Bcde fefg|(3agf(3edc (3fed(3cBA|(3GAB(3EFG A2||
The Sunshine Hornpipe
Do you know the tune by another name, unable to find a midi version.
I found two web pages with midi for the sunshine hornpipe.
I will be learning this tune on the uilleann pipes but need to change the key from A to G to suit the pipes.
The Sunshine, X:4
Learned this version from an accordionist friend. On whistle and pipes, the low C needs to be an octave higher, of course. Still works.