Mayday hornpipe

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X: 1
T: Mayday
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A2|d>ef>d c>Bc>A|d>AF>G A2 G>F|G>AB>c|d>e^d>e|f>ed>B c>AB>c|
d>ef>d c>Bc>A|d>AF>G A2 G>F|G>AB>c d>e^d>e|f>dc>A d2:||
A2|d>ef>d A>ce>c|A>=ce>c B2 B2|G>Bd>G F>Ad>A|^G>Bd>f e>AB>c|
d>ef>d A>ce>c|A>=ce>c B2B2|G>Bd>G F>Ad>e|f>dc>A d2:||

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This tune, written by Alistair Anderson, is on his "Dookin’ For Apples" LP from 1979. On this LP Alistair is accompanied by Fennig’s All-Star String Band and features Bill Spence on this track playing the hammered Dulcimer. I have the notation from Alistair in the keys of G and D. I play this tune on the Northumbrian pipes and it sits well in the key of D.