The Bishopley hornpipe

The Bishopley has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: The Bishopley
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|: G>D G>B A>E A>c | B>G B>d c2 B>c | d>B G>e c>A F>d |B>G E>c A2 D>E |
F>E F>G A>D F>G | A>G A>B c2 (3fge | d>B G>E D>G B>d |1 c>A F>A G3 D :|2 c>A F>A G3 d ||
(3efg f>e d>B A>G | D>F A>c B2 (3Bcd | e>E c>e d>G B>d | c>d B>c A2 (3ABc |
d>^c d>e =c>B c>d | B>d b>a g2 (3GBd | e>g f>e d>B G>F | D>F A>F G2 (3Bcd |
e>g f>e d>B A>G | D>F A>c B2 (3Bcd | e>E c>e d>G B>d | c>d B>c A2 (3ABc |
d>^c d>e =c>B c>d | B>d b>a g2 (3GBd | e>g f>e d>B G>F| D>F A>F G2 ||

Four comments

The Bishopley Hornpipe

This is one of mine.

I know no single place called Bishopley, but there is a corner of Weardale in County Durham (northern England) where this is part of the name of various houses or features of the landscape (High Bishopley, e.g.). I assume the Bishop of Durham owned or had rights over this area in the past. It is a pleasant place to go walking - notable for its Victorian quarries which have long since rejoined the natural world; a streamside footpath along an old railway line; and especially, IMO, the evocative sounds of moorland birds when they return to their nesting sites in Spring.

Mistakes:- Two high d’s have been entered as bottom D’s.

Twice in the sheetmusic and midi there’s a bottom D where there should be a high d. I’ve corrected the ABCs.

Something nearly always gets by, however hard I peer at the thing before submission!

A really nice tune Nicholas - I love hornpipes.

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The Bishopley Hornpipe

Mistakes in the sheet music, alluded to above, have now been corrected.