Billy Pigg’s hornpipe

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Billy Pigg's has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Billy Pigg's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de|fDFA dfaf|gEAc e3f|gAce aAce|fAdf a2 de|
fDFA dfaf|gEAc e3f|gAce aAce|f2d2d2:|
|:d(3e/f/g/|aAgA fAeA|dDFA d2 cd|eAfA gAfA|
ecdB A2 d(3e/f/g/|aAgA fAeA|dDFA d2cd|eAce aAce|d4 d2:|

Two comments

Billy Pigg’s

This is a really great tune by the Northumbrian piper Billy Pigg. The A part is a bit odd, but it’s great fun to play.

Re: Billy Pigg’s

Great addition to a border/small pipe repertoire this one. It has become a bit of an obsession of mine to pick up a few Northumberland and Border tunes for these instruments. A lot do not fit a single octave, mixolydian instrument particularly well but this one tweaks up nicely. I just replace the low E with a high E ( bars 2 & 5 ) and birl the low F# & E that follow the D as a low A. Works for me.