The Sportsman’s hornpipe

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

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Sportsman’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

The Sportsman's has been added to 90 tunebooks.

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One setting

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:|

Four 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.


We pair this with The Grand Hornpipe

Re: The Sportsman’s

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