The Slipper hornpipe

Also known as The Silver Slipper, The Slipper Hornpipe.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Slipper appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Slipper has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Slipper
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:(3ABc|d>f (3edc d>AB>G|F>dE>d D2 d2|c>eA>d c>de>f|g>e (3fed (3cBA B>c|
d>f (3edc d>AB>G|F>dE>d D2 d2|(3cBA B>c d>f (3edc|d2 f2 d2:|
|:e>c|A>ce>c A>ce>c|A>df>d A>df>d|B>ge>d c>de>f|(3gfe f>d (3cBA B>c|
d>fe>c d>AB>G|F>dE>d D2 d2|(3cBA B>c d>fe>c|d2 d>d d2:|

Three comments

O’Neill Collections

This is notated as a hornpipe and credited to a Kerry fiddler named Timothy Dillon. Other information found is that a recording was made by ‘Dan Sullivan’s Shamrock Band’ in 1929 where they gave it the name ‘The Silver Slipper’.

The Slipper

Not sure of the dates for Timothy Dillon, but this tune is in the Gunn Book ms of Fermanagh as the Slipper Hornpipe. The Gunn Book was completed in 1865.

Re: The Slipper

In Houston we play this in the version from Miles Krassen’s revision of O’Neill’s, i.e. more or less the same notes given in the "one setting" above, but without the sharps. Changes the character of the tune quite a lot. On flute this requires a lot of use of the F-natural key(s).