The Blackbird hornpipe

There are 22 recordings of this tune.

The Blackbird has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Blackbird has been added to 18 tunebooks.

Download ABC

Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Blackbird
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe | d>cA>F G>FD2 | (3EFG A>B =c>Bc>A | d2A>F G>BA>G | E-FD2 D2 (3ABc |
d>cA>F G>FD2 | (3EFG A>B =c3A | d2A>F G>BA>G | E-FD2 D2 :|
za | d2 (3efg a>gf>a | g>fg>a g>fd>A | d2f>g a>ba>g | (3fgf d2 d2 (3efg |
a>gf>a g2f>e | d>cd>e f>de>d | d>cA>F G>BA>G | F2D2 D2 :|
zA | D>EF>G A>B (3=c_BA | d>Ad>e d>cA>F | D2 (3EFG A>dA>G | (3FGF D2 D2A>F |
D2 (3EFG A>B=c>A | d>cd>e f>de>d | d>cA>F G>BA>G | F2D2 D2 :|
2
X: 2
T: The Blackbird
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
fe|:dcAF GF D2| (3EFG AB =cBcA|d2 AF GBAG|(3FGF D2 D2 (3ABc|
dcAF GF D2| (3EFG AB =c3 B|dDFA GBAG|1 F2 D2 D2 (3gfe:|2 F2 D2 D2 z A||
|:defg agfa|gfga gfd2|defg abag|(3fgf d2 d2 (3efg|
agfa ~g2 fe|dcde fd (3efe|dcAF GBAG|1 (3FGF D2 D2:|2 F2 D2 D2 z A||
DEFG AB (3 =cBA|dcde dcAF|D2 (3EFG ABAG|(3FGF D2 D2 z A|
DEFG AB=cA|dcde fd (3efe|dcAF GBAG|1 F2 D2 D2 z A:|2 (3FGF D2 D2||

One comment

The Blackbird

Yet another hornpipe going by this name! Hope I haven’t overlooked an existing entry… anyway, I got this one from the playing of Padraig McGovern and Peter Carberry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vidJn-Ebyc


This tune shares quite a few bits with this Blackbird https://thesession.org/tunes/4101 — in fact, I first mistook it to be this one because of the catchy opening phrase — but then again it is even more similar to the *reel* of that name (as recorded by The Bothy Band, c.f. http://www.tunearch.org/wiki/Blackbird_%287%29). And it features a nice 3rd part.

PS: Be sure to watch the other clips of the above concert as well! :~)