The Sportsman’s hornpipe

Also known as Oldham Sportsman, The Oldham Sportsman, Sportsmans, The Sportsmans.

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Sportsman’s has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Sportsman's has been added to 100 tunebooks.

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Four settings

1
X: 1
T: The Sportsman's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AB|c2 cA B2 BA|GABc dBGB|c2 cA B2 BA|E2A2A2 AB|
c2 cA B2 BA|GABc dBGB|gfge dBAG|E2A2A2:|
|:AE|ABcd efge|afdf edcB|ABcd efge|afdf e2 (3efg|
a2 af g2 ge|c2 ce dBGB|cBcA BABG|E2 A2 A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Sportsman's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|: c2cA B2BA | GABc dBGB | c2cA B2BA | EAAG A2AB |
c2cA B2BA | GABc dBAG | gfge dBAG |1 EAAG A2AB :|2 EAAG A2A2 ||
|: ABcd efge | afdf edcB | ABcd efge | afdf e4 |
a2af g2ge | c2ce dBGB | c2cA B2BA |1 EAAG A2A2 :|2 EAAG A2AB ||
3
X: 3
T: The Sportsman's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AB|: c2c2 B2BA | GABc dBGB | c2c2 B2BA | E2AG A2B2 |
c2c2 B2BA | GABc d2ef | gfge dBAG |1 E2AG A2B2 :|2 E2AG A2Ac ||
|: ABcd efg/f/e | afdf edcB | ABcd efg/f/e | afdf e2ef/g/ |
a2ae g2gB | c2ce dBGB | c2cA BcBA |1 E2AG A2Ac :|2 E2AG A2B2 ||
4
X: 4
T: The Sportsman's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
AB|: c2cA B2BA | GABc dBGB | c2cA B2BA | E2AG A2B2 |
c2cA B2BA | GABc d2ef | gfge dBAG |1 E2AG A2B2 :|2 E2AG A2Ac ||
|: ABcd efge | afdf edcB | ABcd efge | afdf e2ef/g/ |
a2a2 g2g2 | edce dBGB | c2cA BcBA |1 E2AG A2Ac :|2 E2AG A2B2 ||

Seven comments

Surprised this wasn’t already on here… It’s usually played straight, not swung.

A fine English hornpipe. I play this one at gigs, followed by The Galway.

Sportmans

We pair this with The Grand Hornpipe

Re: The Sportsman’s

We play this with some swing. I think it depends where you are.

The Sportsman’s, X:2

From the playing of The Demon Barbers.

They play it after their non-typical arrangement of The Chemical Worker’s Song/The Process Man/Go Boys Go.

The Sportsman’s, X:3

From the playing of The Bog Band.

They play the tune dotted.

The Sportsman’s, X:4

Some variations from The Bog Band.