John J Kimmel’s Favourite hornpipe

Also known as John J Kimmel’s Favorite, John J Kimmell’s Favourite, John Kimmel’s Favorite, Kimmell’s Favourite, Medley Of Clogs.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

John J Kimmel's Favourite has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: John J Kimmel's Favourite
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
^aa|:bf (3dcB fd BF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dc Bd cf gf|bf (3dcB fd BF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fd cd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fd cd|B4 AA BA|
|:DF Ad DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|DF Ad DG Bd|
D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 cd|
|:(3ecA ~A2 (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA dd|
[1 (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3Bcd:|[2 (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
|:DF Ad DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|
[1 (3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 z2|
|:bf (3dcB fd BF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dc Bd cf gf|bf (3dcB fd BF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fd cd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fd cd|B4 A3c|
|:(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d'd'|(3bag eg B2 b2|(3bag (3gfe (3bag ga|(3bag (3fdB A2 (3ABc|(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d'd'|
(3bag eg B2 b2|[1 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zc:|[2 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zD|
|:DF Ad DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|
DF Ad DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 z2||
X: 2
T: John J Kimmel's Favourite
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
^aa|:bf (3dcB fdBF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dcBd cfgf|bf (3dcB fdBF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fdcd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fdcd|B4 AABA|
|:DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|DFAd DGBd|
D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2cd|
|:(3ecA ~A2 (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA dd|
|:DFAd DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|
|:bf (3dcB fd BF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dc Bd cf gf|bf (3dcB fd BF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fd cd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fdcd|B4 A3c|
|:(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d'd'|(3bag eg B2 b2|(3bag (3gfe (3bag ga|(3bag (3fdB A2 (3ABc|(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d'd'|
(3bag eg B2 b2|[1 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zc:|[2 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zD|
|:DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|
DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 z2||

Seven comments

John J Kimmel’s Favourite

Transcribed (hopefully accurately) from Disk 2, Across the Waters: Irish Traditional Music from England https://thesession.org/recordings/display.php/843
Note, the abc I posted has alternate endings like this:
[1,3 and [2,4
Hopefully Whatever Jeremy uses to make the sheet music can handle that. I use abcm2ps, and it works, but concertina.net’s tune-o-tron converter can’t handle it. If it comes out bad, I’ll resubmit.

Kimmel’s, now rewritten

Well, tune-o-tron didn’t complain, but if you look carefully, the alternate endings didn’t get handle properly. I have since rewritten it as a true hornpipe, with only first and second endings, so anything should be able to handle it well.
Resubmitting …

All those NOTES. I feel…ill…
I impressed with your transcribing tenacity, Fyffer.

Use the abc, not the sheet music

After my original posting of the tune, I decided to rework it from a 12/8 to a 4/4 hornpipe. There should be no difference in the sound, but from a music-reading POV, the current should be better. Jeremy informed me that once the sheet music is generated, that’s that, so do your own if you want the probably correct hornpipe, 4/4 version.

This is actually three different tunes played with the parts mixed up. The second and third parts are the Cliff Hornpipe. This is on Paul Brock and Enda Scahill’s album "Humdinger" where it is called "Medley of Clogs".

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1st part iz mazurka in dizguize? not unlike some Continental / Parizian muzette number?
9th line has a nice run in it; a slide in the making?

ABC sans all the original poster’s broken up phrases (eg fd BG etc.)

X: 1
T: John J Kimmel’s Favourite
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Bmin
^aa|:bf (3dcB fdBF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dcBd cfgf|bf (3dcB fdBF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fdcd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fdcd|B4 AABA|
|:DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|DFAd DGBd|
D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2cd|
|:(3ecA ~A2 (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA ~A2|(3gcA (3fcA (3ecA dd|
[1 (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3Bcd:|[2 (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
|:DFAd DG Bd|D2 (3cBA fd BG|(3ggg ge cA Bc|
[1 (3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 z2|
|:bf (3dcB fd BF|GF E3F GE|Ff3 cf3|dc Bd cf gf|bf (3dcB fd BF|
GF E3F GE|[1 Ff2 g fd cd|B2 f2 gg f2:|[2 Ff2 g fdcd|B4 A3c|
|:(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d’d’|(3bag eg B2 b2|(3bag (3gfe (3bag ga|(3bag (3fdB A2 (3ABc|(3dcd (3fdf (3afa d’d’|
(3bag eg B2 b2|[1 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zc:|[2 (3bag (3gfe (3bag (3gfe|(3dfa (3baf d2 zD|
|:DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|(3dag (3fed (3cBA (3GFE|
DFAd DGBd|D2 (3cBA fdBG|(3ggg ge cABc|[1 (3dcd fe d2 (3BAF:|[2 (3dcd fe d2 z2||

The original recording of Kimmel can be heard at the Comhaltas Archive.