The Sunshine hornpipe

Also known as Corn Phíopa Na Gréine, Pansy Blossom, Shunster’s, St. Elmo.

There are 31 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Beeswing (a few times), The Cuckoo (a few times) and The Eclipse (a few times).

The Sunshine has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Sunshine has been added to 110 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Sunshine
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cd|(3eae (3cec (3Aca ED|CEAc ecAc|(3dfd (3cec (3BdB (3AcA|GBFB E2cd|
eace AcED|CEAc ecAc|(3dfd (3cec (3BdB (3GBG|Aaec A2:|
|:Bc|dBGB EGBc|dBGB d2cd|ec (3AcA EAcd|ec (3Ace a2ga|
fdBd (3fed (3cBA|(3GAB (3AGF E2cd|eafd cABG|Aaec A2:||
X: 2
T: The Sunshine
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
(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:||
X: 3
T: The Sunshine
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cd|(3eae (3cec (3AcA ED|CEAc ecAc|(3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA|GeFe E2cd|
(3eae (3cec (3AcA ED|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 (3AcA ED|CEAc ecAc|(3dbb (3caa (3Bgg (3Aff|(3Gee (3F^dd e2c=d|
(3eae (3cec (3AcA ED|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||
X: 4
T: The Sunshine
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
cd|:(3eae (3cec (3AcA ED|[cC]EAc ecAc|(3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA|GeF^d E2cd|
(3eae (3cec (3AcA ED|[cC]EAc defg|(3agf (3edc (3fed (3cBA|1 (3GAB (3EFG A2 cd:|2 (3GAB (3EFG A2 :|
|:Bc|dBGB E2 Bc|dBGB d2 fa|ecAc E2 cd|ecAc (3ece (3ag=g|
fdAd (3fdf (3agf|(3efe dc B2 cd|eafd cABG|Aaec A2:||
X: 5
T: The Sunshine
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|:(3dgd (3BdB (3GBG Dc|BDGB dBGB|(3cdc (3BcB (3ABA (3GAG|FdE^c D2 Bc|
(3dgd (3BdB (3GBG Dc|BDGB cdef|(3gfe (3dcB (3edc (3BAG|1 (3FGA (3DEF G2 Bc:|2 (3FGA (3DEF G2 :|
|:AB|cAFA D2 AB|cAFA c2 eg|dBGB D2 Bc|dBGB (3dBd (3gf=f|
ecGc (3ece (3gfe|(3ded cB A2 Bc|dgec BGAF|GgdB G2:||

Six comments

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

X:1
T:Sunshine
R:hornpipe
D:Special instrumental fiddle irlandais: Ted Furey
Z:Pierre Laïly
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:A
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:|
"variations:"
"Fin 1°phrase:"
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||
"Fin 2°phrase:"
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.

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.