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 20 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 :|2A2 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"

The Cambridge, X:2

A version from Laoise Kelly’s album "Just Harp"