The Turnpike hornpipe

Also known as The Halfway House, The Hornpipe On The Turnpike.

There are 24 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Boys Of Malin (a few times), The Dawn (a few times) and The Dublin (a few times).

The Turnpike has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Turnpike
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |G2 B>G A>BG>E | D>CD>E G>D (3Bcd | g2 f>d (3efg d>B | c>AA>G (3ABc B>A |
(3GAG B>G A2 G>E | D2- D>E G2 (3Bcd | g2 f>d e2 d>B | (3cBA F>A G2 :|
|: (3GFE |D2 F>D A>DF>D | G2 B>G d>G (3BAG | (3ABA ^c>A e>Ac>e | d2 (3fed a>df>a |
g2 g>d (3eee d>B | (3c^cd e>f g2- g>d | g>fg>d e>gd>B | (3cBA F>A G2 :|

Two comments

“The Turnpike Hornpipe” ~ relativity

Yes! ~ definitely related to the reel which is more usually played in ‘A’:

This is a hornpipe take on the same tune, with some differences including the key of ‘G’, another key the reel can also be played in. It’s a kick to play this and it is also fun to go from the hornpipe to the reel… I hope some you out there also enjoy the rhythm and the rhyme…

I like to play this nice and relaxed, not rushed…