The Birds In The Tree hornpipe

Also known as The Bird In The Bush.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Birds In The Tree has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Birds In The Tree
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:A/ (3Bcd|e2 f>c e>cc>e|d>cB>c A>A B/c/B/A/|F>BB>d c>AA>B|c/B/A/c/ e>g a>fe>c|
e>cf>c e>cc>e|d>cB>c A>A B/c/B/A/|F>BB>d c>ea>f|1 e>c Bc/B/ A3/2:|2 e>c Bc/B/ A2||
|:A>B|c/d/c/B/ c>e a>ga>c'|b/c'/b/a/ f>g a>fe>d|c/d/c/B/ c>e a>ga>c'|b/c'/b/a/ f>g a2 a>b|
(3c'aa a>c' b/c'/b/a/ f>g|a/b/a/g/ a/b/a/f/ e/f/e/c/ A2|E>AA>B c>ea>f|1 e>c Bc/B/ A2:|2 e>c Bc/B/ A3/2||
X: 2
T: The Birds In The Tree
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:G/ B>c|d>Be>B d>BG>d|c>BA<F G2 A>G|E2 A>c B>G (3GGG|B>G (3Bcd g>a (3gfe|
d2 e>B d>B (3GB/c/d|c>B (3AAF G>B (3BAG|E>AA>c B>Gg>e|d>BA<F G3/2:|
|:G/ G>A|B>G (3Bcd g>fg>b|a>ge><f g>ed<c|B>GB<d g2 g>b|a>ge<f g2- g>a|
b>g (3ggb a>ge>f|g>f (3gfe d>BG>E|(3DDE G>A (3Bcd g>e|d>BA<F G3/2:|

Ten comments

"The Birds in the Tree" ~ another hornpipe ๐Ÿ˜Ž

However, some of you may be familiar with this melody in another guise… The first transcription in A is from the playing of John Kimmel, and yes, he does swing it, and yes, he does do those 4 note runs as well. The second transcription is me taking that melody down to its more common key, in its other guise, but keeping the hornpipe going and having a bit of fun in the process. Considering the relatives, maybe this will particularly irritate the hornpipe hating member whose name, like Lord V of the Potter books, I will not name for fear of conjuring up their presence…

I’ll add simpler transcriptions, without those >s and (3s later…

"The Bird In The Bush" ~ reel ~ the ‘relative’

Key signature: G Major
Submitted on April 3rd 2002 by Josh Kane.

evidently it takes more than one bird for things to start swinging… ๐Ÿ˜‰

~ and something bigger than a bush…

Hell, for ‘dumbed down’ ‘simpler’ transcriptions check out the reel… ๐Ÿ˜Ž

your right slainte.So did Jackie Daly & Seamus Creagh

And the learnt it from Kimmel.

Oh, that Irish Dutchman!

Yes, and he is not the only one, we have a few members of that clan on site here…

"The Birds in the Tree" ~ al fresco

I would be remiss if I did not honour my promise of always giving any swung notation I’ve add here in it’s plain brown wrapper versions ~

X: 1b
T: The Birds In The Tree
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: A Major
|: cd |
e2 fc ecce | dcBc A2 BA | FBBd cAAB | cAeg afec |
ecfc ecce | dcBc AABA | FBBd ceaf | ecBc A2 :|
|: AB |
cBce agac’ | bafg afed | cBce agac’ | bafg a2 ab |
c’aac’ bafg | agaf ec A2 | EAAB ceaf | ecBc A2 :|

X: 2b
T: The Birds In The Tree
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: G Major
|: GB |
dBeB dBGd | cBAF G2 AG | E2 Ac BGGA | BGBd gage |
d2 eB dBGd | cBAF GBAG | EAAc BGge | dBAF G2 :|
|: G- GA |
BGBd gfgb | agef gedc | BGBd g2 gb | agef g2 ga |
bggb agef | gfge dBGE | D2 GA Bdge | dBAF G2 :|