Little Bird hornpipe

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Little Bird
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
DE|F4F4|F2 EF AFED|B2 A2A4|A4 d3c|
B2 A2A4|AFAB F2ED|F2 E2E4|E4E2 DE|
F4F4|F2 EF AFED|B2 A2A4|A4 d3c|
B2 A2A4|AFAB F2ED|D4D4|1 D4D2 DE:|2 D3D EFAA||
B4B4|B4 d3c|B2 A2A4|A4AFAB|
F2 E2E4|E4 EDEF|D4D4|D4DEFA|
B4B4|B4 d3c|B2 A2A4|A4FEDB,|
F2 E2E4|E4 EDEF|D4D4|1 D3D EFAA:|2 D4D2 DE||
# Added by ceili .
2
X: 2
T: Little Bird
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G/A/|B4-BA/B/ d/B/A/G/|ed-d4 g>f|ed4-d/B/d/e/B|A/G/BA-A4-AG/A/|
B4-BA/B/ d/B/A/G/|ed-d4 g>f|ed4-d/B/d/e/B|1 A/G/G4-G2:|2 A/G/G4-G A/B/d/e/||
e4-e2g>f|ed4-d d/B/d/e/|BA4-A- A/G/A/B/|G4-G2A/B/d/e/|
e4-e2g>f|ed4-d B/A/G/E/|BA4-A A/G/A/B/|1 G4-G2A/B/d/e/:|2 G8||
3
X: 3
T: Little Bird
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Fmaj
FG|A4-A4|-A2 GA cAGF|d2 c2-c4|-c4 f3e|
d2 c2-c4|-cAcd A2GF|A2 G2-G4|-G4-G2 FG|
A4-A4|-A2 GA cAGF|d2 c2-c4|-c4 f3e|
d2 c2-c4|-cAcd A2GF|F4-F4-|1 -F4-F2 FG:|2 F4-FGAc||
d4-d4|-d4 f3e|d2 c2-c4|-c4-cAcd|
A2 G2-G4|-G4 -GFGA|F4-F4|-F4-FGAc|
d4-d4|-d4 f3e|d2 c2-c4|-c4-AGFD|
A2 G2-G4|-G4 -GFGA|F4-F4-|1 -F4-FGAc:|2 F4-F2 FG||
# Added by ceili .

Nine comments

Little Bird

A very beautiful tune written by Tim Edey in 2005 for Sharon Shannon as a birthday present,
and it’s absolutely NOT a hornpipe, I will call it an air. I Heard it with Kilfenora Céili Band.
I think it’s composed in F, but it’s much more easy in D with a capo on - (banjo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3QD7nAaFUE#t=14


Here’s the F version:

X:1
T:Little Bird
C:Tim Edey
M:4/4
R:
K:Fmaj
FG|A4-A4|-A2 GA cAGF|d2 c2-c4|-c4 f3e|
d2 c2-c4|-cAcd A2GF|A2 G2-G4|-G4-G2 FG|
A4-A4|-A2 GA cAGF|d2 c2-c4|-c4 f3e|
d2 c2-c4|-cAcd A2GF|F4-F4-|1-F4-F2 FG :|2F4-FGAc||
d4-d4|-d4 f3e|d2 c2-c4|-c4-cAcd|
A2 G2-G4|-G4 -GFGA|F4-F4|-F4-FGAc|
d4-d4|-d4 f3e|d2 c2-c4|-c4-cAcd|
A2 G2-G4|-G4 -GFGA|F4-F4-|1-F4-FGAc:|2F4-F2 FG||

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Alert….. 😉

In the Fmaj version, the last four notes (cAcd) in the second last line of the tune should be [ AGFD ]
it is corrected in the Dmaj version…..sorry.

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Re: Little Bird

Lovely melody but I feel it is more suited to being an air

Re: Little Bird

I play this one in the key of F using a C whistle. Beautiful tune.