Peter Wyper’s hornpipe

Also known as Ferry Bridge, Ferry Bridge Clog, The Ferry Bridge Clog, The Ferry Bridge, The Frisco, Peter Wiper’s, Peter Wipers, Peter Wyper’s Hornpipe No.1, Winston’s, The Wyper Brothers’, Wyper’s, Wypers, Wypers’, The Wypers’, The Wypers.

There are 18 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Queen Of The West (a few times), A Salute To Angus Chisholm (a few times), The Kylebrack Rambler (a few times) and The Maids Of Castlebar (a few times).

Peter Wyper's has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Peter Wyper's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>G|F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>f a>fd>f|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|
(3ded|c>de>f g>ec>A|d>fa>f b>af>a|a>gB>g g>fA>f|(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|
X: 2
T: Peter Wyper's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>G|F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad<f a>fd>f|\
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|
(3ded|cdef gecA|dfaA baf>a|agB>g gfAf|3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|
X: 3
T: Peter Wyper's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F>DA,>D F>Ad>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>Ad>f g>fe>d | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>DA,>D F>Ad>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>Ad>f e>AB>c | d2 f2 d2 :|
c>de>f g>fg>e | d>ef>g a>fd>f | g>fe>g f>ed>f | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>DA,>F A>DF>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>dA>F G>ge>c | d2 f2 d2 :|
X: 4
T: Peter Wyper's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F>DA,>D F>Ad>F | (3GAG (3FED C>EA>G | F>Ad>f g>fe>^d | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GG/F/E |
(3FED A,>D F>A d2 | G>E (3FED C>E A2 | F>Ad>f e2 (3ABc | d>A GFE D2 :|
c>de>f g2 (3gfe | d>ef>g a2 (3agf | (3gag e>g (3fgf (3def | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>A,D>F A>D (3FGA | G>B,E>D C2 (3BAG | F>dA>F G>g (3edc | d2 A2 D2 :|
X: 5
T: Peter Wyper's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:FDA,D FAdA|GFED CEAG|FAdf gefd|e/f/e d/c/B A/B/A G/F/E|
FDA,D FAdA|G/F/E F/E/D CEAG|FAdf eAce|1 d2 f2 d2 AG:|2 d2 f2 d2 ed||cdef gfge|defg agfa|gBdg fAdf|e/f/e d/c/B A/B/A G/F/E|
FDA,D FAdA|G/F/E F/E/D CEAG|FAdf eAce|1 d2 f2 d2 ed:|2 d2 f2 d2 AG||
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Six comments

Peter Wyper’s Hornpipe No.1

There are a few tunes under the generic name "Peter Wyper’s" usually learned from 78rpm records by the eponymous Scots melodeon player, which is why I’ve given it its "No.1" suffix. The late Paddy O’Sullivan apparently played "The Old Cork Hornpipe" under the name "Peter Wyper’s Hornpipe". The version here is from the playing of Scots accordionist Jimmy Blue, and it’s not significantly different from Peter Wyper’s untitled original:

X:361
T:Hornpipe
T:Peter Wyper’s Hornpipe
D:Peter Wyper, Auld Robin Gray and Hornpipe (1910)
Z:Nigel Gatherer
L:1/8
M:4/4
K:D
A>G|F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad<f a>fd>f|\
(3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|
(3ded|cdef gecA|dfaA baf>a|agB>g gfAf|3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE|
F>DF>A d>AF>D|G>EF>D A,>CE>G|F>Ad>A B>GE>C|D2 D2 D2:|

“The Ferry Bridge Hornpipe / Clog”

X: 3
T: The Ferry Bridge Hornpipe
T: The Ferry Bridge Clog
B: "Ryan’s Mammoth Collection of Fiddle Tunes", 1883, page 130
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B: "Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes", 1940, page 95
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: D Major
|: AG |\
F>DA,>D F>Ad>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>Ad>f g>fe>d | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>DA,>D F>Ad>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>Ad>f e>AB>c | d2 f2 d2 :|
|: AB |\
c>de>f g>fg>e | d>ef>g a>fd>f | g>fe>g f>ed>f | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>DA,>F A>DF>A | G>FE>D C>EA>G | F>dA>F G>ge>c | d2 f2 d2 :|

“Ferry Bridge Hornpipe” / “Wypers’” ~ The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FE_FH.htm#FERRY_BRIDGE_HORNPIPE

FERRY BRIDGE HORNPIPE. English (originally), Canadian; Hornpipe. England, Yorkshire. Canada; Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB. The Ferrybridge is the name of a span in Yorkshire, note Merryweather & Seattle. The tune appears in Cole’s 1000 and its predecessor, Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883), “as performed by” J. Hand. New York City writer, musician and researcher Don Meade believes this refers to one of two brothers, John and James Hand, who were fiddlers in the Massachusetts area in the mid-19th century. The tune was recorded by Cape Breton fiddle Winston Fitzgerald, paired with “Sumner’s Hornpipe,” which appears on the same page in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) just below “Ferry Bridge.” Meade also relates that the melody was recorded early in the 20th century by the Wyper Brothers, a melodeon-playing duo from Scotland. The tune became so associated with them that it acquired their name, and is often called “Wypers.”

“The Ferry Bridge Hornpipe / Clog” ~ under the influence 8-)

X: 4
T: The Ferry Bridge Hornpipe
T: The Ferry Bridge Clog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe / clog
K: D Major
|: A>G |\
F>DA,>D F>Ad>F | (3GAG (3FED C>EA>G | F>Ad>f g>fe>^d | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GG/F/E |
(3FED A,>D F>A d2 | G>E (3FED C>E A2 | F>Ad>f e2 (3ABc | d>A GFE D2 :|
|: A>B |\
c>de>f g2 (3gfe | d>ef>g a2 (3agf | (3gag e>g (3fgf (3def | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |
F>A,D>F A>D (3FGA | G>B,E>D C2 (3BAG | F>dA>F G>g (3edc | d2 A2 D2 :|

Here’s the bones of how Natalie McMaster plays it on one of her recordings (without the swing notated):

X: 1
T: Ferry Bridge Clog
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: D
AG|:FDA,D FAdA|GFED CEAG|FAdf gefd|e/f/e d/c/B A/B/A G/F/E|
FDA,D FAdA|G/F/E F/E/D CEAG|FAdf eAce|1 d2 f2 d2 AG:|2 d2 f2 d2 ed||cdef gfge|defg agfa|gBdg fAdf|e/f/e d/c/B A/B/A G/F/E|
FDA,D FAdA|G/F/E F/E/D CEAG|FAdf eAce|1 d2 f2 d2 ed:|2 d2 f2 d2 AG||

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