Miss Thompson’s hornpipe

Also known as Miss Thompson, Miss Thompson’s Favourite.

There are 9 recordings of a tune by this name.

Miss Thompson’s has been added to 12 tune sets.

Miss Thompson's has been added to 99 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Miss Thompson's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|:d2 df edcB|A2 AB AGFE|DFAF DGBG|DFAF GFED|
d2 df edcB|A2 AB AGFE|DFAc dfec|1dfec d2 (3ABc:|2dfec d2 d2||
|:ecAc e2e2|fdAd f2f2|g2g2f2f2|edcB A2 _B2|
BGDG BdcB|AFDF AdcB|ABcd edce|1d2 dc d2 d2:|2d2 dc d2 (3ABc||
X: 2
T: Miss Thompson's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc|d2df edcB|A2AB AGFE|DFAF DGBG|DFAF GFED|
d2df edcB|A2AB AGFE|DFAd fedc|d2dc d2:|
|:cd|ecec Acec|fdfd Adfd|gege fdfd|edcB A2DG|
BGBG DGBd|AFAF DFAd|FAde fedc|d2dc d2:|
X: 3
T: Miss Thompson's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3ABc |d2 d>f e>dc>B | A2 A>B A>GF>E | D>FA>F D>GB>G | D>FA>F G>FE>D |
d2 d>f e>dc>B | A2 A>B A>GF>E | D>FA>d f>ed>c | d2 d>c d2 :|
|: c>d |e>ce>c A>ce>c | f>df>d A>df>d | g>eg>e f>df>d | e>dc>B A2 D>G |
B>GB>G D>GB>G | A>FA>F D>FA>G | F>Ad>e f>ed>c | d2 d>c d2 :|

Twelve comments

Miss Thompson’s

A request.This is a mixture of the Battlefield Band’s and Sharron Shannon’s versions,with a touch of Fisher’s Hornpipe.

It’s a hornpipe.

Miss Thompson’s

The Battlefield Band play it fast, and Sharron Shannon’s version isn’t exactly slow either.She plays it the in the same fashion that De Dannan play a lot of their reels,in that dotted eighth rythym ,halfway between a reel and a hornpipe.

Miss Thompson’s Hornpipe

The standard version from the northeast is slightly different:

|:(3ABc|d2df edcB|A2AB AGFE|DFAF DGBG|DFAF GFED|
d2df edcB|A2AB AGFE|DFAd fedc|d2dc d2:|
|:cd|ecec Acec|fdfd Adfd|gege fdfd|edcB A2DG|
BGBG DGBd|AFAF DFAd|FAde fedc|d2dc d2:|

Roger Landes just taught me this at Skenachy, and said that it’s hornpipe from the Northumbrian piping tradition. Great tune!

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Miss thompson’s

it’s amazing how many these days play it as a reel in sessions just because theyv’e heard sharon shannon play it that way…doh !
this is so obviously originally a hornpipe, it’s so rigid and unatural to play as a reel, (totally kills the tune). it’s full of the typical lines of a north-west or north-east english hornpipe.

“Bonny North Tyne: Nothumbrian Country Music”

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/4241

Notes on this ~ from the back of the LP jacket:

"The Sheffield Hornpipe", "Miss Thompson’s Hornpipe", "Liddle’s Hornpipe" are all to be found in "The Charlton Memorial Tunebook", published by The Northumbrian Pipers’ Society, and a very popular source of material for Northeaster Musicians. "Miss Thompson’s" and "Liddle’s" were composed by Errington Thompson, the maker of Joe Hutton’s pipes."

From the notes by Tony Wilson and A.L. Lloyd.

“Miss Thompson’s Hornpipe”

We used to play this straight and at a good clip for contras in the North American fashion of playing hornpipes, but we still called it a hornpipe, and the basic structure of it, straight or swung, defines that clearly…

Re: Miss Thompson’s

Pauline Cato’s book "Northumbrian Choice" has Miss Thompson (hornpipe) and lots of other beautiful tunes
from the North East as well as some tunes commonly played there. Primarily for pipers but plenty to find for
other instruments. Advice about buying and playing bagpipes too.