The Old Harvest Home hornpipe

Also known as Burk’s, The Cliff, The Cliffs, The Ruby.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Old Harvest Home has been added to 49 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Old Harvest Home
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:AF|DFAF DGBG|FAde fdAF|g2 ef gfgf|(3(efe) (3(dcB) (3(ABA) (3(GFE)|
DFAF DGBG|FAde fdAF|g2 ef gecd|eddc d2:|
|:cd|eA (3(cBA) eA (3(cBA)|g2 fg eA (3(cBA)|e2 ef gfgf|(3(efe) (3(dcB) (3(ABA) (3(GFE)|
DFAF DGBG|FAde fdAF|g2 ef gecd|eddc d2 :|
# Added by PCL .

Six comments

I learned this from Enda O Cathain (Kildare) who got it from a tape recording of an old fiddler, Frank Collins. Collins was an Englishman who played music with Irish fiddle players in the Goulburn district (NSW, Australia), in the 1920s, I think. The tape is in the National Library of Australia.

There is a tune in O’Niell’s called Higgins which is a blend of this and the standard Harvest Home. This version has an older feel to it. It is certainly a very enjoyable tune to play. Take it at an easy pace.

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“Higgin’s Hornpipe” ~ Me thinks he doth protest too much?

Submitted on January 27th 2004 by gian marco.

Yes, yes, I know, caught out. I was distracted. Actually, among the many distractions was me sneezing up a storm and spraying the monitor while playing Gian’s odd notation of "Higgin’s", which I’m still messing with. I also had chores to do ~ WORKING ON MY THESIS!!! Heh, heh, heh…

So, is your head itchy or have you just grown used to the stuff living under your hat?