The Corsair hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Corsair has been added to 31 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Corsair
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: A | B2eB dBAF | GFEG FB,B,A, | B,EGE FAdc | Bdgb afdB |
~e3B dBAF | GFEG FB,B,A, | B,EGE FAdc |1 BAFG E3 :|2 BAFG EFG ||
|: A | BG~G2 AF~F2 | Be~e2 fddc | Bdgb adfa | gbeg fedc |
BG~G2 AF~F2 | Be~e2 fddc | Bdgb afdc |1 BAFG EFG :|2 BAFG E3 ||
X: 2
T: The Corsair
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
AddA cAGE|FEDF EA,A,G,|A,DFD EGcB|Adfa gecA|
d3A cAGE|FAGF EA,A,G,|A,DFD EGcB|1 AGEF D4:|2 AGEF DEFG||
|:AF~F2 GE~E2|Fd~d2 eccB|Adfa gbeg|fadf edcB|
AF~F2 GE~E2|Fd~d2 eccB|Adfa gecB|1 AGEF DEFG:|2 AGEF D4||

Three comments

Another tune by Matt Seattle, originally in D minor. In his book "The Four Winds" he says it’s a reel, though I don’t hear it as such, especially with Nomos’ version firmly implanted in my ear.

The third bar of the B-part ought to have a high c natural:
| Bdgb ac’fa | but on the whistle dropping that down to a middle d sounds cleaner.

Nomos

This is the first tune on the last track of "I Won’t be Afraid Anymore" by Nomos. They play it like a hornpipe, not a reel.

The Corsair Reel

It’s a reel. Doesn’t make a very good hornpipe. Here’s the original version:

X:1
T:Corsair, The
M:4/4
L:1/8
R:Reel
K:Dmin
AddA cAGE|FEDF EA,A,G,|A,DFD EGcB|Adfa gecA|
d3A cAGE|FAGF EA,A,G,|A,DFD EGcB|1 AGEF D4:|2 AGEF DEFG||
|:AF~F2 GE~E2|Fd~d2 eccB|Adfa gbeg|fadf edcB|
AF~F2 GE~E2|Fd~d2 eccB|Adfa gecB|1 AGEF DEFG:|2 AGEF D4||