The Washington hornpipe

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Washington has been added to 19 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Washington
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
ABcd eAA/A/A|fAgA aAA/A/A|fA eA dA cA|B/c/B GB AGFE|
ABcd eAA/A/A|fAgA aAA/A/A|fA eA dA cA|B/c/B GB A2E2:|
ADD/D/D BDD/D/D|dcBA BAFD|dcBA BA=GF|E/F/ECE DCB,A,|
ADD/D/D BDD/D/D|dcBA BAFD|dcBA BA=GF|1 E/F/ECE D2E/F/=G:|2 E/F/ECE D4||
X: 2
T: The Washington
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
F2|Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA BAGF|
Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA B2:|
|:de|fBAB gBAB|gaba g^fgd|g^fgd edeB|cdec BAGF|
Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA B2:|
X: 3
T: The Washington
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2|ABcd eAGA|fAgA aAGA|FAEA DACA|FdBG AGFE|
ABcd eAGA|fAgA aAGA|FAEA DACA|FdBG A2:|
|:cd|eAGA fAGA|fgag f^efc|f^efc dcdA|BcdB AGFE|
ABcd eAGA|fAgA aAGA|FAEA DACA|FdBG A2:|
# Added by bdh .

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The Washington

Another of those tunes in which the high part comes first.

Paul Brock writes in the sleeve notes of his LP - ‘Mo Chairdin’ - "The Washington comes from the playing of William McElligot, a wonderful box player from Newcastlewest, Co Limerick, who spent most of his life in America. He recorded a series of instrumental & vocal recordings in New York between 1934 & 1938. His music was largely unknown in Ireland up to a few years ago when it was featured on the Long Note radio series on RTE."

I wonder how many of you remember The Long Note radio prog on RTE?
Boy was that a sad day when they took that off the air!

Duplicated - but the B-part’s in a different key

@ https://thesession.org/tunes/3106

X: 1
T: The Washington Hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Bbmaj
F2|Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA BAGF|
Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA B2:|
|:de|fBAB gBAB|gaba g^fgd|g^fgd edeB|cdec BAGF|
Bcde fBAB|gBaB bBAB|GBFB EBDB|GecA B2:|

A variation for bars 3 and 7 is 6th leaps |GeFd EcDB|.

The Washington, X:3

Transposed Dr Dow’s Bbmaj transcription down to Amaj.

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