The Nelson hornpipe

Also known as The Cloone, Crannciuil Chluain, Lord Nelson’s.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

The Nelson appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Nelson has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Nelson
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBec BAcA|GFAFG2Bc|dgfg edcB|BAcA GFED|
dAec AGcA|GFAF Ggec|cBcA GFAF|G2G2G2:|
|:Bc|egfg edcB|edefg2gf|edcB AGFE|D2D2D2GF|
EGAF GBdB|cBcB cege|dBec BAGF|G2G2G2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Nelson
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:dBec BAdB|GFAF G2Bd|eBge edcB|BAcA GFED|
dBec BAdB|GFAF Ggec|BAcA GFAF|G2G2 G2:|
|:degf edcB|cdef g2fe|edcB cBAG|F2D2 D2AF|
DFAF GBdB|cege dBec|BAcA GFAF|G2G2 G2:|
3
X: 3
T: The Nelson
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dded B2cA|GGAF G2Bc|dgfg edcd|ecAF GFED|
dded B2cA|GGAF G2dc|(3BdB GB (3AcA FA|G2GF G2:|
|:Bc|dgfg edcd|edef g2bg|edcB AGFG|A2D2 D2 (3DEF|
GBAc (3BdB GB|(3cec Ac (3gbg dc|(3BdB GB (3AcA FA|G2GF G2:|
4
X: 4
T: The Nelson
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:Bc|dBec BAcB|GFAF G2Bd|eBge edcB|BAdA BAGF|
dBec BAcB|GFAF Ggec|BAcA GFAF|G2G2G2:|
|:Bc|dfgf edcB|ddef g2fe|edcB AGFE|F2DD D2GF|
EFAF GBdB|cege dBec|BAcA GFAF|G2G2G2:|

Twelve comments

Nelson Hornpipe

This is one of my current favorites. I have it from the Browne Collection Manuscripts, James Lishman, Dancing Master, Cumbria, early 19th century.

I love it!

Wow! That’s a great hornpipe! This is the first time that I have heard it, and I really like it.

-Max

Nelson, for those who don’t know, is a town in Lancashire, NW England.

A little bit different version

Bc|\
dBec BAdB | GFAF G2Bd | eBge edcB | BAcA GFED |\
dBec BAdB | GFAF Ggec | BAcA GFAF | G2G2 G2 ::\
Bc|\
degf edcB | cdef g2fe | edcB cBAG | F2D2 D2AF |\
DFAF GBdB | cege dBec | BAcA GFAF | G2G2 G2:|

…as well as a one-eyed admiral on a very tall plinth and an anti-apartheid activist - and countless people named after them.

Nelson Hornpipe

Gian Marco,

Thanks for posting another setting for this hornpipe!

In O’Neill’s too

This tune appears in O’Neill’s (ON1850 #1558 and ON1001 #808) as The Cloone Hornpipe.

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Re: The Nelson

The video is LORD Nelson’s hornpipe, which is a different tune

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