Good For The Tongue hornpipe

Also known as Good On The Tongue.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Good For The Tongue has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Six settings

1
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:|
2
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:|
3
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:|
4
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:|
5
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]:|
6
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" ~ 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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