Princess Beatrice hornpipe

There are 12 recordings of a tune by this name.

Princess Beatrice has been added to 53 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Princess Beatrice
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BA|GB,EG FB,DF|EB,EG BAGF|GBed cBAG|FEDC B,AGF|
GB,EG FB,DF|EB,EG BAGF|d^c=cA GEDF|G2 B2 G2::DC|
B,GCG DGCG|B,DGB dgdB|B,ACA DAEA|FAcA FDCA,|
B,GCG DGCG|B,DGB dgdB|d^c=cA GEDF|G2 B2 G2:|
X: 2
T: Princess Beatrice
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
dc|Bd,GB Ad,^FA|Gd,GB dcBA|Bdgf edcB|AGFE DcBA|
BDGB AD^FA|GDGB dcBA|f=e_ec AG^FA|GBdg G2::FE|
DBEB FBEB|DFBd fbfd|Ec^Ec FcAc|ecAF E C3|
DBEB FBEB|DFBd fbfd|f=e_ed cBAG|FEDC B,2:|

Three comments

Princess Beatrice

Tune origin info from scottish-fiddle.com:

"Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was born on April 14, 1857. She was Queen Victoria’s ninth (and last) child. This Hornpipe was written by W. B. Laybourn in her honour."


The tune I originally found was in B-flat major, which is painful on the fife/flute. I transposed it, cleaned it up a bit to my taste, and this is how I play it. This is a real fun tune to play on the fife (up one octave, of course), and it took me a long time to be able to play those jumps, but it was worth the effort. Not sure how this key will work on fiddle, but someone try it out and let me know. Perhaps I’ll put the Bb version here as well …

Don’t suppose this has anything to do with the same Beatrice as the Reel Beatrice?

Will the "Reel" Beatrice please stand up??
:-)
I dunno. Maybe. :-\