The Locomotive hornpipe

There are 13 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The South Shore (a few times).

The Locomotive has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Locomotive has been added to 48 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Locomotive
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|fedc dAFA|fedc dAFA|Bdgf edcd|(3efd (3cdB Acde|
fedc dAFA|fedc Bdgb|ba^ga =geag|f2d2 d2:|
|:cd|edcd eAaA|fede fAaA|gfga bagf|(3efd (3cdB (3ABG (3FGE|
DFAd fafd|gfga b2ag|(3fag (3fed (3cba (3gfe|f2d2 d2:|
X: 2
T: The Locomotive
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
de|fedc dAFA|fedc dAFA|Bdgf edcd|(3efd (3cdB A2de|
fedc dAFA|fedc Bdga|ba^ga =geag|f2d2 d2:|
|:cd|edcd e2a2|fede f2a2|gfga bagf|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DFAd fafd|gfga b2ag|(3fag (3fed (3cba (3gfe|f2d2 d2:|

Six comments

The Locomotive

One of James Hill’s best. For a different transcription and sound sample of some virtuosic playing, go here: http://www.rogermillington.com/tunetoc/locomotive_skeltonnf.html.

For a more pedestrian interpretation of the tune that would probably be closer to the original, listen to the last track of "The Wind In The Reeds": http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/artist/album/0,,1152551,00.html
A transcription of that version is below:

X: 1
T: Locomotive, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
de|fedc dAFA|fedc dAFA|Bdgf edcd|(3efd (3cdB A2de|
fedc dAFA|fedc Bdga|ba^ga =geag|f2d2 d2:|
|:cd|edcd e2a2|fede f2a2|gfga bagf|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DFAd fafd|gfga b2ag|(3fag (3fed (3cba (3gfe|f2d2 d2:|

I play the Quayside Hornpipe https://thesession.org/tunes/2740 after this one. They go well together.

Big Tune

That is a Big Tune. Thanks for that!

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Dow how many tunes other than hornpipes did James Hill pen - I know there’s Blaydon flats but are there many more?

A northumbrian tunebook I got for christmas - Pete Loud’s Collection of Northumbrian Fiddle Tunes - has a section on james hill compositions and ALL of tunes in that section are hornpipes.

Thanks,

sam

The section in Pete Loud’s collection has flings and strathspeys too. He also wrote a jig called the Random Jig or Random Notes. He didn’t write Blaydon Flats.