The Blue-Eyed Rascal hornpipe

Also known as Blue Eyed Rascal, The Hunt.

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Blue-Eyed Rascal has been added to 66 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Blue-Eyed Rascal
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF|GF GA (3Bcd gf|(3efg ce dB (3cBA|GF GA (3Bcd BG| Ad (3^cde dB (3=cBA|
GF GA (3Bcd gf|(3efg ce d2 (3def|(3gdB (3GBd (3ceg (3c'ge|f/g/a/f/ (3dfa g2:|
|:B2|~e2 (3^def e2B2|~e2 (3^def e2B2|~d2 (3^cde d2 A2|~d2 (3^cde dB (3=cBA|
GF GA (3Bcd gf|(3efg ce dB (3cBA|GF GA (3Bcd BG| Ad (3^cde dB (3=cBA|
GF GA (3Bcd gf|(3efg ce d2 (3def|(3gdB (3GBd (3ceg (3c'ge|f/g/a/f/ (3dfa g2:|
X: 2
T: The Blue-Eyed Rascal
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3DEF | GFGA Bgfg | (3efg (3cde d2 BA | GFGA BdBG | Ad^ce dB (3=cBA |
GFGA Bgfg|(3efg (3cde d2 (3def|(3gdB (3GBd (3ceg (3bge|(3faf (3def g2 :|
B2|(3efe (3efe (3efe B2|(3efe (3efe e2 d2|(3ded A2 (3ded A2|(3ded (3^cde dB (3=cBA||1
GFGA Bgfg | (3efg (3cde d2 (3dBA | GFGA BdBG | Ad (3^cde dB (3=cBA :||2 GFGA Bgfg | (3efg (3cde d2 (3def | (3gdB (3GBd (3ceg (3bge | (3faf (3def g2||

Four comments

Blue-Eyed Rascal

A set dance learned from Patty Furlong’s CD. She plays it at 48 beats (half notes) per minute, with a step-dancer joining in for the 2nd time through. I was inspired to re-learn it (I had learned it several months ago, but it didn’t stick) after hearing Teada play it in concert last night.

Does this belong in the hornpipe section, or would it be more appropriately called a barndance?

Hornpiper

It’s a popular hornpipe dance in the irish dancing world at the moment.

Re: Blue Eyed Rascal

Going to learn this one for a step dance troupe I’m working with. Little bitty girl rips this one out, she can’t be older than 9 or 10.

The Blue-Eyed Rascal, X:2

Transcribed by Bill Black from a setting in Treoir, taken from the banjo-mandolin playing of Noel Strange. This is closer to what’s in Pat McNulty’s Dance Music of Ireland, published in the mid 60s.