Tommy Hill’s Favourite hornpipe

Also known as Susan Harris, Tommy Hill’s, Tommy Hill’s Favorite, Tommy Hill’s Favourite.

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

Tommy Hill’s Favourite has been added to 1 tune set.

Tommy Hill's Favourite has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Tommy Hill's Favourite
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3ABc | d2 f>d c>e A2 | G>F (3GAB A>F D2 | g>e (3fed e>fd>f | (3efe (3dcB A2 (3ABc |
d>A (3fed c>AA>F | G>FG>B A>G (3GFE | D2 d2 (3ABA (3GFE | D2 F2 D2 :|
|: (3Bcd | e>Be>f g2 (3fga | (3bag a>f g>fe>f | g2 (3faf e2 (3dfd | (3efe (3dcB A2 B>c |
(3ded f>d c>eA>F | G2 G>B A>GF>E | D>dc>B A2 (3GFE | (3DDD (3GFE D2 :|
X: 2
T: Tommy Hill's Favourite
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dAfd ceAF | GFGB AFDA | gefd efdf | efdB ABcA |
dAfd cAAF | GFGB AGFE | DdcB AGFE | D2 CE D2 :|
eBef gfga | bgaf gfef | gfaf edfd | efdB ABcA |
dAfd cAAF | GFGB AGFE | DdcB AGFE | D2 CE D2 :|

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“Tommy Hill’s Favourite Hornpipe”

I did promise a certain hornpipe hating member I’d seek a few out to add here for his displeasure… 8-)

Here it is in a simpler form, with some other options thrown ~

X: 2
T: Tommy Hill’s Favourite
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: D Major
|: cA |
dAfd ceAF | GFGB AFDA | gefd efdf | efdB ABcA |
dAfd cAAF | GFGB AGFE | DdcB AGFE | D2 CE D2 :|
|: gd |
eBef gfga | bgaf gfef | gfaf edfd | efdB ABcA |
dAfd cAAF | GFGB AGFE | DdcB AGFE | D2 CE D2 :|

Dancing Master

This was one of two hornpipes on a Michael Coleman 78 rpm side that had only one title. This is one that wasn’t "Byrnes’ Hornpipe." Tommy Hill was a leading step dancer in New York in the 1920’s and 30’s, so it is likely that Coleman honored him with this name. When Breathnach included it in the first volume of Ceol Rince na hEireann, the title was translated into Irish. Retranslation back to English resulted in the name "Tom of the Hill" on Mick Moloney’s solo banjo and mandolin LP.

Also called…

The title Susan Harris for this tune is from Josephine Keegan, who includes it as hornpipe #17 in her tune collection "A Drop in the Ocean".

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