Hamnataing hornpipe

By Chris Stout

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Hamnataing has been added to 6 tune sets.

Hamnataing has been added to 95 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Hamnataing
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FGFE D3F|G2FG AFDE|F3G AFDF|GAFD E2FG|
ABAG FEFA|GAFG A2 AG|FGFD E2FG|1 AFEF DA,DE:|2 AFEF D3c||
|:dcBA F3A|BABc BAFA|B3c d2de|dcBA B2Bc|
dcBA F3A|BABc BAFD|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3c:|2 EDDC D3C||
|:D3F E3F|DEFd B2 AG|F3G AFDF|GAFD E2FG|
A3F E3F|DEFd B2 AF|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3C:|2 EDDC D3c||
|:dcBA F3A|BABc BAFA|B3c d2de|dcBA B2Bc|
dcBA F3A|B2Bc BAFD|E3F GAFD|1 EDDC D3c:|2 EDDC D3E||
2
X: 2
T: Hamnataing
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:BcBA G3B|c2Bc dBGA|B3c dBGB|cdBG A2Bc|
dedc BABd|cdBc d2 dc|BcBG A2Bc|1 dBAB GDGA:|2 dBAB G3f||
|:gfed B3d|edef edBd|e3f g2ga|gfed e2ef|
gfed B3d|edef edBG|A3B cdBG|1 AGGF G3f:|2 AGGF G3F||
|:G3B A3B|GABg e2 dc|B3c dBGB|cdBG A2Bc|
d3B A3B|GABg e2 dB|A3B cdBG|1 AGGF G3F:|2 AGGF G3f||
|:gfed B3d|edef edBd|e3f g2ga|gfed e2ef|
gfed B3d|e2ef edBG|A3B cdBG|1 AGGF G3f:|2 AGGF G3A||
3
X: 3
T: Hamnataing
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:"D" FGFE D3F|"G" G2FG "D" AFDE|F3G AFDF|"G" GA"D"FD "A"E2FG|
"D" ABAG FEFA|"G" GAFG "D" A2 "A/C#" AG|"Bm" FGFD "Em" E2FG|1 "A" AFEF "D" DA,DE:|2 "A" AFEF "D" D3c||
|:"D" dcBA F3A|"G" BABc BA"D/F#"FA|"Em" B3c d3e|"A" dcBA B2Bc|
"D" dcBA A3d|"G" B3c BA"D/F#"FD|"Em" E3F GAFD|1 "A" EDDC "D" D3c:|2 "A" EDDC "D" D4||
|:"D" D3F "A(/C#)" E3F|"D" DEFd "G"B2 "D/F#"AG|"Em7" F3G AFDF|"A" GAFD E2FG|
"D" A3F "A(/C#)" E3F|"D" DEFd "G"B2 "D/F#"AF|"Em" E3F GAFD|1 "A" EDDC "D" D4:|2 "A" EDDC "D" D3c||
|:"Bm" dcBA "D/F#" F3A|"G" BABc BA"D/F#"FA|"Em" B3c d3e|"A" dcBA B2"(/A#)"Bc|
"Bm" dcBA "D/F#" A3d|"G" B3c BA"D/F#"FD|"Em" E3F GAFD|1 "A" EDDC "D" D3c:|2 "A" EDDC "D" D3"<("E"<)"||

Six comments

Hamnataing

This beautiful tune was written by Christopher Stout, one of the leading Shetland fiddlers. I learned it off the 2nd album of Fiddlers’ Bid, but it seems the composer recorded it again on his solo album. According to the notes, it was named after "a headland on the island of Mousa, which Christopher’s house overlooks."

I’ve been playing this tune in G on whistle and flute but transposed it back to its original key. It’s pretty much the same as the transcription of the tune available on JC’s except a few phrases, which I misremember. But what’s wrong with this version?

As for the rythme, this tune should be played in hornpipe time but rather slowly and smoothly. Listen to the sample clip through this page: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000HYXJ/qid=1101551938/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl15/002-7094764-7880038?v=glance&s=music&n=507846 (track 3)

Hamnataing

Good post and a great tune!

Someone told me that a "taing" is a tounge of grazing land stretching out in the sea. "Hamna" is a name. In Norwegian "tange" means something similar to "taing".

Re: Hamnataing

What a great tune! I’ve never noticed it before.

Hamnataing, X:3

My transcription from the Fiddler’s Bid CD of the same name - just has slightly different notes in the B and D parts from those in previous versions.