O’Byrne’s hornpipe

Also known as Rick’s Rambler, Rick’s Rambles.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

O'Byrne's has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: O'Byrne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3DEF |\
G2 G>D G>Bd>B | c>BA>G F>GA>B | d>ef>d e>d (3ABc | (3ded e>d c>AF>A |
G2 G>D G>Bd>B | c>BA>G F>GA>B | d>ef>d e<dD>F | AGG>F G2 :|
|: B>c |\
d2 B>d g>dB>G | A2 D>F A>GF>E | (3ddd d>B c>A (3FED | G>BA>F G>DB>D |
G>DB>D G>Bd>B | c>BA>G F>GA>B | d>ef>d e<dD>F | AGG>F G2 :|
2
X: 2
T: O'Byrne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
G2 GD GBdB | cBAG FGAB | defd edBc | d2 ed cAFA |
G2 GD GBdB | c2 AG FGAB | d2 fd edDF | A2 G2 G2 :|
d2 Bd gdBG | A2 DF AGFE | d2 Bd cAFD | G2 BF GDBD |
GDBD GBdB | cBAG FGAB | defd edDF | AGGF G2 :|
3
X: 3
T: O'Byrne's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bc|~d2Bd edBG|A2EA AGfe|d2dB cDEF|GBAF GDBD|
GDEF GBdB|cBAG FGA2|dgfe dBDF|AGGF G2:|
# Added by LH .

Two comments

"O’Byrne’s Hornpipe" ~ "The Eamonn Ceannt Ceili Band" & the Brodericks

Another tune from the archive of my mind and some recordings knocking around here…

Here’s the take without the frilly bits, no > or < or (3s, as button prefers it ~

X: 1
T: O’Byrne’s
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: G Major
|: DF |\
G2 GD GBdB | cBAG FGAB | defd edBc | d2 ed cAFA |
G2 GD GBdB | c2 AG FGAB | d2 fd edDF | A2 G2 G2 :|
|: Bc |\
d2 Bd gdBG | A2 DF AGFE | d2 Bd cAFD | G2 BF GDBD |
GDBD GBdB | cBAG FGAB | defd edDF | AGGF G2 :|

Rick’s - Ballinakill Traditional Players 1931

Is this hornpipe not "Rick’s", first recorded 1931 by the Ballinakill band? (They paired it with "Byrnes" following.) Sometimes it’s called "Rick’s Rambles" - I heard it once with that title on Ceili House..

The start of this tune usually is
(3DEF|G2GF GBdB|cBAG FG A2
or, on the Ballinakill recording its
(3DEF|GFGA BDEF|GBAG FGA2 at least one time.

2nd part of the tune is nearly the same as you have it -
Bc|~d2Bd edBG|A2EA AGfe|d2dB cDEF|GBAF GDBD|
GDEF GBdB|cBAG FGA2|dgfe dBDF|AGGF G2:|

I seem to recall there is another way of playing the 2nd part which I’ve heard in sessions, but don’t know where that comes from.

Happy Holidays all,
Lesl

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