The North Star hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The North Star has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The North Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: Bb Major
|:(3FGA|B>fd>B f>Bd>B|e>Bg>B f>Bd>B|F2 (3BdB d>B (3dcB|A>cB>G =E>FG>A|
B2 d>B f>B (3dcB|e>Bg>B f2 d>B|A2 (3gfe d2 (3cBA|(3BcB d2 B2:|
|:(3bag|(3fgf d>f c>fd>f|b>ab>f (3efe (3dcB|DFB[Dd] EG (3dcB|(3ABA F2 F2 (3FGA|
B>d (3fed c>e (3gfe|d>fg>a b2 (3bag|g>fe>d e>FG>A|B2 (3AGA B2:|
2
X: 2
T: The North Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: Bb Major
|:uF2|BfdB fBdB|eBgB fBdB|FBdB dBdB|AcBG F2 (GA)|
BfdB fBdB|eBgB fBdB|Ggfe dcBA|B2 d2 B2:|
|:uf2|f2 (df) (cf)(df)|babf edcB|DFBD EGcB|A2 F2 F2 (GA)|
Bdfd cege|dfga babf|gfdB AFGA|B2 d2 B2:|
3
X: 3
T: The North Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|G>dB>G d>GB>G|c>Ge>G d>GB>G|D>GB>G (3cBA (3BAG|F>AG>E D2 (3DEF|
G>dB>G d>GB3/2[G/g/]|c3/2[G/g/]e>G d>GB>G|F>ed>c B>AG>F|G2 B2 G2:|
|:d2|d2 B>d A>dB>d|g>fg>d c>BA>G|[B,3/2B3/2]D/G3/2[B,/B/] [C3/2c3/2]E/A>G|F>dA>d D2 E>F|
G>Bd>B A>ce>c|B>de>f g>f (3gfe|(3edc B>G c>DE>F|G2 B2 G2:|
4
X: 4
T: The North Star
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|GdBG dGBG|cGeG dGBG|DGBG cABG|FAGE D2 EF|
GdBG dGBG|cGeG dGBG|Fedc BAGF|G2 B2 G2:|
|:d2|d2 Bd AdBd|g2 gd cBAG|BDGB cEAG|FdAd D2 EF|
GBdB Acec|Bdef gfge|edcB cDEF|G2 B2 G2:|

Four comments

"The North Star Hornpipe" K: Bb

I’ll have to digitize Winston ‘Scotty’ Fitzgerald’s take on this so I can add that transcription, a recording of ours that is currently unavailable. As I promised I’d add this one I’ve give it with some of the fun I have with it, but not far from the bare bones takes you can find elsewhere. I’ll also give one of those before adding a D wind instrument friendly take on it.

X: 3 & 4 ~ in G major

There’s no reason you can’t play it in G Major, but with that same fingering but on an F woodwind and you’ll have it in Bb…

could you find a song called Austin’s Planxty? It is on a cd but we can’t find the music. Thank you,
Jane L.