Roger Was A Plowboy hornpipe

Also known as Roger Was A Ploughboy.

There is 1 recording of this tune.

Roger Was A Plowboy appears in 2 other tune collections.

Roger Was A Plowboy has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Roger Was A Plowboy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:(GF)|DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3(ABc)|defd cAGF|DEFE FGAF|
DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3(ABc)|dfeg fdcA|GBAF G2:|
|:(3 (ABc)|dedB c2 (Bc)|dgfa g2 (ga)|bgag fdde|fdcA GBAF|
DGGF GABG|AFDE F2 (3(ABc)|dfeg fdcA|GBAF G2:|

Three comments

Roger Was A Plowboy

Found this in a book by chance - and was amused to see it wasn’t on the session. Well then. ABC practice!

I encountered this tune in "Irish Minstrels and Musicians" within the chapter "The Development of Traditional Irish Music" which comments on page 133 along with an air and this hornpipe version:

"This old air taken from Dr. Joyce’s "Ancient Irish Music" will serve to illustrate how readily a strain so simple may be converted into a typical Irish hornpipe.

I also found this this in O’Neill’s ‘The Dance Music Of Ireland" and Joe Fago’s net-available "My Practice Tunebook" from the monday session library. (much love to joe and all the other slow-session goers! <3)

Re: Roger Was A Plowboy

Coding error in first bar, not enough notes

Re: Roger Was A Plowboy

quite right Ken Croft, my bad. Added the G as 5th note of that measure. oops.