This is a lovely arpeggioic (if that is a word!) hornpipe. rarely played and sometimes neglected but beautiful all the same.
there is another on the data base of ths name but is an extreme if not totally different version.
enjoy playing it!
The Back Of The Haggard - It’s the same as Woodcock Hill
It’s the same as a hornpipe called Woodcock Hill, which is on a Patrick Street album. Lovely tune, though.
A haggard is an orchard,if I’m not mistaken.
well i asked my father and he said that his uncle used to call his dung heap a haggard….
like a big heap of sh*te piled up against a wall….
if this is the correct definition of a haggard then im lost to think why anyone would name sucha lovely tune after it….
mabye it means the back of a haggard person
Standing Abbey ~ form Roche Collection
This tune appears in the Roche collection under the titles "Woodcock Hill" and "Standing Abbey."
A2 | dcdf ecAc | dBGB AFDF | EGFA GBgf | edcB AABc |
dcdf e^deg | fefg afdA | BdcB AGFE | D2 d2 d2 :|
B2 | A^GAc ecAc | edcB Adfa | gfeg fedf | (3efe (3dcB (3ABA (3GFE |\
DFAd EGBd |
FAdf afda | BdcB (3ABA (3GFE | (3DFA (3dfa d’ z :|
The Roche’s melody is fundamentally the same as the other ones given on this website… in fact they’re all rather similar, like fraternal twins moreso than cousins. I surmise that their largest differences would arise from the inherent characteristics of the instrument that O’Neill transcribed his version from (being pipes or flute).
This version might be more fiddle-friendly: notice the wonderully uplifting final bar of the B-part. A challenge for all ye 4-stringed knights of pure intonation… and yes, changing the key to G is cheating!
Find another version here.
Grymater’s version via Brendan Mulvihill
“Jaunting Car” ~ Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883 - sharing that A-part
Submitted on July 25th 2012 by ceolachan.
Re: The Back Of The Haggard
A haggard is a large shed/small barn/outhouse near the main house. My grandfather who was a builder and blacksmith in Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny, used it as his forge and kept building materials there along with a horse’s trap. Things went on at the back of the haggard in the same way as they went on round the back of the bike sheds.