The Turnpike hornpipe

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

There are 3 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Turnpike has been added to 21 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’:

https://thesession.org/tunes/917

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…