The Back Of The Haggard hornpipe

Also known as Back O’ The Haggard, Kershaw’s.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Back Of The Haggard has been added to 17 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Back Of The Haggard
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(3ABc|:df (3fff ec A2|dcdB AF (3DEF|GFGB Afed|cd e2 dc B2|
dA (3AAA eA (3AAA|fefg af d2|GBAG FAEA|F2D2D2 (3ABc:|
|:dAFA DAFA|BG (3GGG DG (3GGG|gefd ed (3ddd|
cd e2 dcBc|Ad (3ddd ce (3eee|df (3fff eg (3ggg|fagf edce|d2 dc d2 (3ABc:|
X: 2
T: The Back Of The Haggard
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc|dfdf ecAc|dcdB AFDF|GFGB Afed|c2A2 A2(3ABc|
dAAd eAAe|fefg afdc|BdcB AFGE|D2DC D2:|
|:(3ABc|dcdA FDFA|BGFG DGFG|gefd ecdB|Afed cBAG|
FddF GeeG|AffA Bg (3gag|fafd Bgec|d2dc d2:|

Nine comments

Back Of The Haggard/Kershaw’s

This is such a nice tune, and undeservedly neglected. The first couple of bars remind me of Ciaran Tourish’s reel "The Windmill". The version I play avoids same-note triplets and has some nice English-style 6th leaps:

|:(3ABc|dfdf ecAc|dcdB AFDF|GFGB Afed|c2A2 A2(3ABc|
dAAd eAAe|fefg afdc|BdcB AFGE|D2DC D2:|
|:(3ABc|dcdA FDFA|BGFG DGFG|gefd ecdB|Afed cBAG|
FddF GeeG|AffA Bg (3gag|fafd Bgec|d2dc d2:|

I know this name

i play this tune myself but this version is extremly different to mine…

Yup

yeah, i added the other version, small world, eh? lol

thanks anyway.

From the Roche Collection

Another, different take from the Roche Collection,where it goes by the titles "Woodcock Hill" and "Standing Abbey."

K: D
A2 | dcdf ecAc | dBGB AFDF | EGFA GBgf | edcB AABc |
dcdf e^deg | fefg afdA | BdcB AGFE | D2 d2 d2 :|
B2 | A^GAc ecAc | edcB Adfa | gfeg fedf | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |\
DFAd EGBd |
FAdf afda | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dfa d’ z :|

..and I now see that Dow was already on top of that link!