The West End hornpipe

Also known as Y Car Gwyllt.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

The West End has been added to 28 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>f e>d|c2 A2A2 A>G|
F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>g e>c|d2d2d2:|
|:f>g|a>fd>f a>f d>f|g>e c>e g>e c>e|a>f d>f a>f d>f|c2 A2A2 A>G|
F>D F>A d2d2|c>d e>f g2g2|f>a f>d B>g e>c|d2d2d2:|
X: 2
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
A>G | F>DF>A d2 d2 | c>de>f g2 g2 | f>af>d e>ge>d | c2 A2 A2 A>G |
F>DF>A d2 d2 | c>de>f g2 g2 | f>af>d e>ge>c | d2 d2 d2 :|
f>g | a>fd>f a>fd>f | g>ec>e g>ec>e | a>fd>f a>fd>f | e2 A2 A2 A>G |
F>DF>A d2 d2 | c>de>f g2 g2 | f>af>d e>ge>c | d2 d2 d2 :|
X: 3
T: The West End
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG |:FGAF D2 d2 |cdec A3 f |gfed B2 ed |c2 A2 A2 AG |FGAF D2 d2 |cdec A3 f |
gfed Bdce ||1d4- d2 AG :|2d4- d2 fg ||afdf a2 a2 |gece g2 g2 |fedc d2 ed |
c2 A2 A2 fg |afdf a2 a2 |gece g2 g2 |afdf gece |d2 f2 d2 fg |afdf a2 a2 |
gece g2 g2 |fedc d2 ed |c2 A2 A2 AG |FGAF D2 d2 |cdec A3 f |gfed Bdce |d4- d2 |]
A,2 |:"D"DEFD A,2 F2 |"A"EFGE "D"F2 d2 |"Em"edcB G2 cB |"A"AGFG E2 A,2 |"D"DEFD dA F2 |"A"EFGE CE c2 |
"Em"BAGF "G"GB "A"A2 ||"D"DFAF D2 A,2 :|"D"DFAF [d4F4D4] ||"D"fdAd f2 ef |ecAc e2 ec |"D"dcBA "Em7"BGAB |
"A"A2 E2 C4 |"D"fdAd fd A2 |"A"ecAc ec A2 |"D"F2 FA "Em"BG "A"E2 |"D"FDA,D F2 A2 |FDFA fd A2 |
"Em7"BGEG "A"ec A2 |"D"dcBA "Em7"G2 GF |"A"E2 C2 [c4A4A,4] |"D"d3 d AFDF |"A"A3 g ec"D"dA |"Em"B2 c2 "G"d2 "A"A2 |"D"FAEA F2 |]
# Added by Bazza .

Six comments

The West End

Another simple but fine Northumbrian hornpipe attributed to James Hill.

I think it makes a better rant than hornpipe.

West End

Northumbrian, transcribed from the playing of Jim Rutherford as recorded in 1954 by Peter Kennedy. Has hints of the Norfolk version but (imho) more guts.

The West End, X:3

The version of West End in Kennedy (Second Fiddler’s Tune Book. EFDSS 1954) seems to be quite different from the one above, so perhaps this setting should be filed somewhere else, but for present purposes here is a 2-part arrangement of the Kennedy tune.

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Re: The West End

Bazza’s setting (X:3) is quite well known in Scotland under the name "The Kirks" or "Kirk’s Hornpipe". It can be found in Middleton’s Collection of 1870 with the latter title. Although there are similarities with "The West End Hornpipe" I’m not convinced they are the same tune.