Gahan’s hornpipe

Also known as The Amazon Hornpipe, Jim Mullin’s, Spellan’s Fiddle, The Amazon, Spellan’s Fiddle, Spillane’s Fiddle.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

This tune has been recorded together with

Gahan’s has been added to 1 tune set.

Gahan's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Gahan's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF | Gg (3fga gedB | GFGA BGDc | BdGB cBAG | FAdf ed (3cBA |
Gg (3fga gedB | DG (3FGA BGDc | (3Bcd GB cAFG | (3ABA GFG2 :|
K:D maj
|: FG | ABAG FAde | (3fga fd Adfa | ~g2eg fedf | (3efe dB (3ABA FG |
ABAG FD (3FGA | (3fga fd Ad (3fga | gfeg fAdf | edce d2 :|

One comment


This recently emerged from the mists of my memory when I read the recent discussion on hornpipes:
It was one of a number of standard hornpipes played at the St. Albans branch of Comhaltas, which I attended in my yoof, and I have a hazy recollection of learning it from a photocopied piece of sheetmusic. I’m afraid I can’t source it, and I’m sure it will have mutated a little over time, but I think it reflects a fairly accurate interpretation of the original source.

Watch out for the key change from G Major to D major if you’re reading it from the sheetmusic.

Thanks for the ABC tips ,Noxious.