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 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Wily Old Bachelor (a few times).

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.