Good For The Tongue hornpipe

Also known as Good On The Tongue.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Good For The Tongue has been added to 26 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |G>AB>c d>GF>G | e>Gf>G g>GF>G | E>cD>B C>cF>G | A>Bc>A G>FE>D |
G2 (3ABc dG (3GGG | e>Gf>G g>GF>G | E>cD>B C>c (3EFG | B>AG>F G2 :|
|: Bc |d>G (3GGG e>G (3GGG | g>f (3gfe d>BG>B | c>de>d c>B (3BAG | F>d^c>d (3=cBA F>D |
G>D (3ABc d2 (3GFG | e>Gf>G g>G (3GGG | E>cD>B C>cF>G | (3BcB (3AGF G2 :|
X: 2
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: EF |GABc dGFG | eGfG gGFG | EcDB CcFG | ABcA GFED |
GABc dGFG | eGfG gGFG | EcDB CcFG | BAGF G2 :|
|: Bc |dGFG eGFG | gfge dBGB | cded cBAG | Fd^cd =cAFD |
GABc dGFG | eGfG gGFG | EcDB CcFG | BAGF G2 :|
X: 3
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D>F |G2 B>c d>GF>G | e2 f>G g>GF>G | E>cD>B c>AF>G | A>Bc>A G>FE>D |
G>AB>c d2 F>G | e>Gf>G g2 F>G | e>cd>B c>AF>G | B>AE>F G2 :|
|: (3ABc |d>GF>G e>GF>G | g>fg>e d>BG>B | c>de>d c2 (3BAG | F>d^c>d =c>AF>D |
G2 (3ABc d2 F>G | e>Gf>G g2 f>g | e>cd>B c>A (3EFG | (3ABA E>F G2 :|
X: 4
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: D>F |G2 B>c d>GF>G | e2 f2 g>GF>G | E>cD>B c>AF>G | (3ABA (3cBA G>FE>D |
G2 B>c d2 F>G | e2 f2 g>GF>G | e>cD>B c>DF>G | A2 G2 G2 :|
|: B>c |d2 F>G e2 F>G | g2 (3efe d>BG>B | c2 (3ded c2 (3BAG | F>d^c>d D2 E>F |
G2 (3ABc d2 F>G | e2 f2 g>GF>G | e2 d>B (3cdc E>G | (3ABA G2 G2 :|
X: 5
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cdor
K: BbMaj
|: F2 |Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B .bBAB | GeFd EcDB | .c.d.e.c .B.A.G.F |
Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B bBAB | GeFd EcDB | dcBA [D2B2] :|
|: de |fBAB gBAB | babg gfed | g^fgd edeG | c/d/e/c/ B/A/G/F/ |
Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B .bBAB | GeFd EcDB | dcBA [D2B2] :|
X: 6
T: Good For The Tongue
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: (3GFE |A>Bc>d e>AG>A | f>Ag>A a>AG>A | F>dE>c D>dG>A | B>cd>B A>GF>E |
A2 (3Bcd e>A (3AAA | f>Ag>A a>A (3AAA | F>dE>c D>d (3FGA | cBAG A2 :|
|: c>d |e>A (3AAA f>A (3AAA | a>g (3agf e>cA>c | d>ef>e d>c (3cBA | G>e^d>e (3=dcB G>E |
A>E (3Bcd e2 (3AGA | f>Ag>A a>A (3AAA | F>dE>c D>dG>A | c>B (3BAG A2 :|

Ten comments

“Good for the Tongue” ~ another hornpipe

As promised to Button ~ without the Dzong & Dzings:

K: G Major
|: (3DEF |
GABc dGFG | eGfG gGFG | EcDB CcFG | ABcA GFED |
G2 (3ABc dG (3GGG | eGfG gGFG | EcDB Cc (3EFG | BAGF G2 :|
|: Bc |
dG (3GGG eG (3GGG | gf (3gfe dBGB | cded cB (3BAG | Fd^cd (3=cBA FD |
GD (3ABc d2 (3GFG | eGfG gG (3GGG | EcDB CcFG | (3BcB (3AGF G2 :|

Here’s some other possibilities with the last four measures of the A & B parts:

G>AB>c d2 F>G | e>Gf>G g2 F>G | E>cD>B C>AB,>G | B2 (3AGF G2 :|

~ or ~

GABc d2 FG | eGfG g2 FG | EcDB CAB,G | B2 (3AGF G2 :|

“Good for the Tongue” ~ the B-part, bars 1 - 4, another take:

|: (3ABc |
dGFG eGFG | gfge dBGB | cded c2 (3BAG | Fd^cd =cAFD | ~

“Good for the Tongue” ~ all in the family, a close one

Yes Laitch ~ a decision was made, right or wrong. I had already done the search, title-wise and note/bar wise, but I his a low last night and put a stop to it and hadn’t added the links as I usually try to do. I was also struggling with the notion of whether this was distinct enough from the other two to stand on its own. "The Washington Hornpipe" had a different enough B-part that I could pass that, and I realized some of my bits were inherited and passed over from "The Stony Steps", probably someone I’d heard play it or had learned it from sometimes ago… Anyway, I took a risk, it seems to have its own distinct character… Bothering my mind more is trying to remember where I got it from? As per usual, the links in my fashion, which I should have put up yesterday, will follow, maybe with some notes too.

“The Stoney Steps” / “Jenkin’s Hornpipe” ~ the family

Key signature: G Major (also played in Bb & A)
Submitted on June 2nd 2004 by jdave.
https://thesession.org/tunes/3106

I was planning to add another transcript and information there…

“Good For the Tongue” / “White Fish in the Rapids” ~ relative old-time tunes

Courtesy of "The Fiddler’s Companion" ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/GOO_GOW.htm
S:White’s Unique Collection (1896), No. 142

I have changed that transcription, for comparison, from 2/4 to 4/4…

T: Good For the Tongue
K: Bb Major
|: F2 |
Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B .bBAB | GeFd EcDB | .c.d.e.c .B.A.G.F |
Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B bBAB | GeFd EcDB | dcBA [D2B2] :|
|: de |
fBAB gBAB | babg gfed | g^fgd edeG | c/d/e/c/ B/A/G/F/ |
Bcde fBAB | .g.B.a.B .bBAB | GeFd EcDB | dcBA [D2B2] :|

‘c’, learn it in the proper key!

I find it easier to play in A as written in "The Portland Collection."

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