Crossing The Fence hornpipe

Also known as Across The Fence, Cross The Fence, Jack Came Over The Fence, McGlinchey’s.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Crossing The Fence has been added to 24 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Crossing The Fence
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|B2BD cBcA|dgge dBGB|cBcd BGDB|BAAG AF~F2|
GDBD GABc|dgge dBGB|dG (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
|:AG|(3FED AD FAcA|BG~G2 DGBg|ec~c2 dB~B2|BAAG (3FED BA|
DB~B2 Dc~c2|d>cd>e dBGB|dg (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
|:Bc|dggf g2bg|g2bg agfg|eaag a2ag|fed^c d2d=c|
(3Bcd BG (3ABc AF|GDBD GABc|dg (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
X: 2
T: Crossing The Fence
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|B3D cBcA|dgge dBGB|cBcd BGDB|BAAG AF F2|
GDBD GABc|dgge dBGB|dG (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
|:AG|FDAD FAcA|BG G2 DGBg|ec c2 dB B2|BAAG (3FED BA|
DB B2 Dc c2|d>cd>e dBGB|dg (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
|:Bc|dggf g2bg|g2bg agfg|eaag a2ag|fed^c d2d=c|
(3Bcd BG AcAF|GDBD GABc|dg (3Bcd edcF|AGGF G2:|
# Added by JACKB .

Eight comments

From Dolores Keane and John Faulkner’s recording " Broken Hearted I’ll Wander". Follows "The Home Ruler" on the recording. Some of the notes in the transcription reflect the presence of a piper on the recording. I always have a hard time deciding which instrument I’m going to transcribe for.

Duplicate submission

Aw, nuts! This tune’s already been submitted. Sorry.

Bill, while you’re at it, maybe you could submit that album, "Broken Hearted I’ll Wander." I would like to submit it myself, but I don’t have it with me right now. It’s a great album that deserves a spot on this website.

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Okay, I can do that!

Crossing the Fence

I’ve heard that this was written by Brendan McGlinchey. Can anyone verify that?

I found a couple transcriptions of this tune on John Chambers’ tune finder.
Both versions cited McGlinchey as the composer. I guess that lends some support to the idea.

“Across the Fence” / “Crossing the Fence” / “McGlinchey’s” ~ etc…

Key signature: Gmajor
Submitted on January 5th 2003 by Halldor.
https://thesession.org/tunes/1294

Crossing the Fench

Met Brendan McGlinchey a few years ago and it is one of his. Didn’t realize it until I met him and he played it. Fine tune, great album.