The Cambridge hornpipe

Also known as Chief O’Neill’s Visit, Old Cambridge, The Old Cambridge, Pacific Slope.

There are 16 recordings of this tune.

The Cambridge has been added to 1 tune set.

The Cambridge has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Cambridge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2|:A2 AG Aceg|a2 ag aece|fdBA GABc|dBcA BEGB|
A2 AG Aceg|a2 ag aece|fdBA GABc|1 A2 c2 A2 EG:|2 A2 c2 A2 cd||
|:e2 a2 ecAc|B2 b2 Bcde|gbeg begb|ac'ea c'eac'|
e'2 c'2 a2 e2|fadf ecAc|Bagf edcB|1 Aaec A2 cd:|2 A2 c2 A4||
2
X: 2
T: The Cambridge
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
dB (3BBB FBde|f2ba bfdf|gecB Adfd|e2d2 cedc|
B2 dB FBde|fbba bfdf|gecB Adfd|1 e2dc B2F2:|2 e2dc B2 (3cde||
|:f2 (3fff bfdf|c2 c'2 c'2c'b|ac'fa c'fac'|bd'fb d'fbd'|
f'2d'2 b2a2|gbeg fede|cbag fedc|1 cBAd B2 (3cde:|2 cBAd B2f2||

Four comments

The Cambridge

I first heard this tune many years ago - I think I heard the band Curlew play it. It sounds a bit like the tune Atlantic Roar, but in the key of A.

The Cambridge

I know it as "Chief o’Neill’s Visit"