The Rake hornpipe

The Rake has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Rake has been added to 22 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Rake
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d^c =cB2G | D2 GB2G | d2 Bg fg | ag fg2d | B2 GF2E |
F2 GA2B | cB Ad2^c | d2 ef2d | c2 AB2G |
D2 GB2G | d2 Bg fg | ag fg2d | B2 GB cd |
g2 dc2A | F2 GA2G | G2 F2<G2 | [dB][^cA] [=c^G]B2=G |
D2 GB2G | d2 Bg fg | ag fg2d | B2 GF2E |
F2 GA2B | cB Ad2^c | d2 ef2d | c2 AB2G |
D2 GB2G | d2 Bg fg | ag fg2d | B2 GB cd |
g2 dc2A | F2 GA2G | G2 F2<G2 | A2 G2<F2 |
D2>D2 FA | d2 cB2G | G2 F2<G2 | A2 G2<F2 |
D3d2^c | e2 df2e | d2 ^c2<d2 | A2 G2<F2 |
D2>D2 FA | d2 cB2G | G2 F2<G2 | A2 GF2A |
d2 fe2d | ^c2 ed5 | c4 | B2 GD2G |
B2 Gd2B | gf ga gf | g2 dB2G | F2 EF2G |
A2 Bc BA | d2 ^cd2e | f2 dc2A | B2 GD2G |
B2 Gd2B | gf ga gf | g2 dB2G | Bc dg2d |
c2 AF2G | A2 GG2F | G4 |
X: 2
T: The Rake
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3d^c=c | BGDG BGdB | (3gfg (3agf gdBG | FEFG AB (3cBA | d^cde fdcA |
BGDG BGdB | (3gfg (3agf gdBG | (3Bcd gd cAFG | AGGF G2 :||
AG | F2D2 D2 dc | B2G2G2 AG | F2D2 d^ced | fed^c d2 AG |
F2D2 D2 dc | B2G2G2 AG | FAdf ed^ce | d4 =c4 |
BGDG BGdB | (3gfg (3agf gdBG | FEFG AB (3cBA | d^cde fdcA
| BGDG BGdB | (3gfg (3agf gdBG | (3Bcd gd cAFG | AGGF G2 ||

Three comments

Rake Hornpipe

The Rake Hornpipe is a 16th century traditional hornpipe composed by Robert Alexander White.

This tune is featured in the animated TV show Spongebob Squarepants, which is where I heard it from. It’s originally played slowly like in this video, but I find a 1.25 - 1.5x tempo suits the tune much better. Lovely tune in any case.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aolvkt1EMYc

Re: The Rake

If there’s one thing I can say for sure, it’s that this tune is not from the 16th century with folks like Palestrina, Gesualdo, and Dowland! But I also came to love this tune through SpongeBob! Does anyone know if it goes by another name? I find it odd that there’s only 1 setting

The Rake, X:2

Setting #1 has a few problems with scansion - it has been typed as if in 6/8, but using the website’s hornpipe pro-forma, for which the time signature is fixed as 4/4. Setting #2 is a ‘corrected’ version, based on the ‘Spongebob’ recording. I have transcribed it in its simplest form, based on the top line played on the concertina (the whistle padds a couple of more elaborate twists. I have followed the convention of writing it out ‘straight’ (undotted), even though it is played on the recording with a heavily dotted rhythm.

This tune has the slightly unusual AABA structure (somewhat more commonly encountered in English tunes - which this very likely is). In the recording posted here, it is only played once through but, in my experience, such tunes, when repeated, tend to be played AAB AAB … and finish with an A. But AABA AABA … is also a possibility.