The South Shore hornpipe

Also known as The Scholar.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The South Shore has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The South Shore
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|dfaf gfeg|fdAG FGAd|BGBG FAdf|gfed cdeA|
dfaf gfeg|fdAG FGAd|BGBG FGAd|gedc d2:|
|:fg|a2fa dafa|dafa bagf|g2eg cgeg|cgeg agfe|
a2fa dafa|dafa bagf|gfga gbag|fedc d2:|

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The South Shore/The Scholar

Recognise it from somewhere? That’s right, it’s what is more commonly known as "The Scholar" but slightly different and in hornpipe form. "The South Shore" is a composition by James Hill, 19th century fiddler who was originally from Scotland but spent much of his life in Tyneside composing hornpipes in weird keys like Bb. I learnt this tune from a Northumbrian piper/fiddler when I was at school, but didn’t learn "The Scholar" until many years later. I assume "The South Shore" gets played as an unswung hornpipe/reel also, and that "The Scholar" is derived from this tune.