The Weird One hornpipe

Also known as Cronin’s Rambles.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Weird One has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Weird One
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|GFGA BGBd|cBce d2Bd|gdcB cedc|BGAF DEFD|
GFGA BGBd|cBce d2Bd|gdBd cAFA|G2GF G2:|
|:D2|GABd gdBd|edgd c2Bd|gdcB cedc|BGAF DEFD|
GABd gdBd|edgd c2Bd|gdBd cAFA|G2GF G2:|
X: 2
T: The Weird One
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:GABd gd (3Bcd|gece d2 (3Bcd|gdcB cedc|BGAF DEFD|
GABd gd (3Bcd|gece d2 (3Bcd|gdBd cAFA|G2GF ~G3z:|
D2 | GFGA BGAB | cBce dc (3def | gdBG cedc | BGAF DEFD |
GFGA BGAB | cBce dc (3def | gdBG cAFA | G2 G2 G2 :|
|: G2 | GBdf gdBd | fdec defd | gdBG cedc | BGAF DEFD |
GBdf gdBG | fece d2 (3def | gdBG cAFA | G2 G2 G2 :||
# Added by LH .

Six comments

The Weird One (hornpipe)

A lovely hornpipe on Mike and Mary Rafferty’s "The Road from Ballinakill" CD. Unfortunately its original title has been forgotten. The new title comes from a guest musician Willie Kelly’s comment on the tune. Hope a more imaginative one will replace it some day.

Nice, pretty hornpipe.

Like the melody, the C in the turn really stands out; would force a chord change in the accompaniment. As for title, maybe "The Sounds of Home"? First time posting comment, sorry don’t have more to offer.

The Weird One

I think this is Ed Cronin’s Rambles - in O’Neill’s 1850 #1622; O’Neill’s DMI 1001 #855 (in A)
- Lesl

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Cronin’s Rambles

Another transcription: https://thesession.org/tunes/8678

Thanks, Lesl. I think I recently heard Colm Gannon and Jesse Smith playing this hornpipe in A major on radio. They cited Emmet Gill as the source, who in turn learnt it from Willi Clancy.

Thanks slainte, I just listened (Colm Gannon and Jesse Smith)and it seems the same hornpipe doesn’t it. Did I hear them say they are calling it Willie Clancy’s?

One thing I noticed was that their ending recaps the first part of the tune, something which Mike mentioned to me is sometimes done with this one. But that he prefers to keep the 2nd part fully together including its ending.

He also came up with another version of the 2nd part which seems closer to the O’Neill’s setting than his recording. Like this:
|:GABd gd (3Bcd|gece d2 (3Bcd|gdcB cedc|BGAF DEFD|
GABd gd (3Bcd|gece d2 (3Bcd|gdBd cAFA|G2GF ~G3z:|

If you transpose O’Neill’s setting into G:
D2 | GFGA BGAB | cBce dc (3def | gdBG cedc | BGAF DEFD |
GFGA BGAB | cBce dc (3def | gdBG cAFA | G2 G2 G2 :|
|: G2 | GBdf gdBd | fdec defd | gdBG cedc | BGAF DEFD |
GBdf gdBG | fece d2 (3def | gdBG cAFA | G2 G2 G2 :||

then Mike’s gece d2 above is nearly the way O’Neill had the 2nd part of the 2nd part notated, which is fece d2.

I think Jesse Smith’s version omits that part of the setting but instead uses the fdec defd phrase (except he is playing it in A of course).

Am still comparing the versions. But I think Mike’s edgd c2Bd from the Road Fr Ballinakill recording is the only difference and it is the same tune. I have to learn it both ways to keep everyone happy ;)

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