The Autograph hornpipe

There are 6 recordings of this tune.

The Autograph appears in 1 other tune collection.

The Autograph has been added to 2 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Autograph
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|G>BA>G F>AG>F|GB d2d>DE>F|G>BA>G F>AG>F|GB d2d>Bc>d|
(3ede c>e (3d^cd B>d|(3cBc A>c (3BAB G>B|(3AGA (3BAG (3FGA (3DEF|(3GBc (3def g2:|
|:A2|A3F D>FA>c|B>Gd>B (3gfe (3dcB|(3ABA (3FGF D>FA>c|B>Gd>B (3gfe (3dcB|
e>cA>E (3CEG (3ceg|d>BG>D (3B,DF (3Bdg|e>cB>A d>BA>F G2 [g2B2] G2:|
X: 2
T: The Autograph
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|GdBG FdAF|GB ~d2dDEF|GdBG FdAF|GB ~d2d2^d2|
(3efg ce dg Bd|ce A^A (3BdB G^G|(3ABc (3BAG (3FGA (3DEF|(3GBc (3def g2:|
|:^G2|(3AcA FA DFAd|BGDB (3gfe (3dcB|Ac FA DFAd|BGDG (3gfe (3dcB|
ec (3ecG EG (3ceg|dB (3GBG DG (3Bdg|ec (3AAG DBAF|1 G2 g2 G2:|2 G2g2G4||

Three comments

The Autograph, X:2

This setting is from the way that Eamonn Cotter plays it on The Knotted Chord. Since Eamonn made my flute, and this tune starts my favorite set from his album, I figured I should try to learn it the way he plays it. This tune is an old one, appearing in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection in 1883 (, and in an old cylinder recording from 1908 (

Re: The Autograph

I’m curious whether this tune is played in anyone’s local Irish session, and, if so, in what key? I see/hear it in B flat in some sources. I think that Kanako Machida is playing win D. In what key does Eamonn Cotter play it?

Thanks in advance,