Kansas City hornpipe

Also known as The Kansas City, The Kansas City.

There are 5 recordings of a tune by this name.

Kansas City has been added to 9 tune sets.

Kansas City has been added to 115 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Kansas City
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
BA|:F2FF FEFA|FED2 D2FA|ABBB AFFA|FED2 E2AD|
F2FF FEFA|FED2 D2FA|defa bfaf|1gfd2 d2BA:|2gfd2 d2dA||
|:def2 a2fa|abb2 affa|eff2 affa|fed2 e2ag|
efaf gefd|edB2 BAAF|ABde faba|1fed2 d2dA:|2fed2 d2BA||
X: 2
T: Kansas City
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | AB ~B2 AFFA | FE D2 E2 AE |
EF ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d2 z2 |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 BD | AB ~B2 AFFA | FE D2 E2 AG |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d2 ||
de ~f2 a2 fa | ab ~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 =f^ffa | fe d2 e2 ag |
f2 af gefd | ed B2 BAAF | ABde faba | fe d2 d2 A2 |
de ~f2 a2 fa | ab~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 affa | fe d2 e2 ag |
f2 af gefd | edB2 BAAF | ABde faba | fe d2 d2 |]
X: 3
T: Kansas City
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
F2 ~F2 FEFA | =FE D2 D2 ^FA | AB ~B2 AFFA | =FE D2 E2 AD |
EF ~F2 FEFA | =FE D2 D2 ^FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d2 z2 |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | =FE D2 D2 AD | B2 ~B2 AFFA | =FE D2 E2 AG |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | =FE D2 D2 ^FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d3A ||
de~f2 a2 fa | ab ~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 =f^ff2 | =fe d2 e2 ag |
=f^f af gefd | e^d=dB BAAF | ABde faba | =fe d2 d2 A2 |
de ~f2 a2 fa | ab~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 affa | =fe d2 e2 ag |
=f^f af gefd | e^d=dB BAAF | ABde faba | =fe d2 d2 |]
X: 4
T: Kansas City
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|AB B2 AF F2|FE D2 E2 AG|
F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|df f2 a3f|1gf d2 d2 AG:|2gfd2 d2dA||
|:def2 a2fa|abb2 affa|eff2 affa|fed2 e2ag|
efaf gefd|edB2 BAAF|ABde faba|1fed2 d2dA:|2fed2 d2BA||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: Kansas City
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
AG|:F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|AB B2 AF F2|FE D2 E2 AG|
F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|df f2 a3f|gf d2 d2 AG|
F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|AB B2 AF F2|FEED E2 AG|
F2 F2 FEFA|FE D2 D2 FA|df f2 a3f|gfd2 d2 dA||
|:def2 a2fa|abb2 affa|eff2 affa|fed2 e2ag|
efaf gefd|edB2 BAAF|ABde faba|fed2 d2dA|
def2 a2fa|abb2 affa|ef f2 ef f2|fed2 e2ag|
efaf gefd|edB2 BAAF|ABde faba|fed2 d2 AG||
# Added by JACKB .

Seventeen comments

Taken from a video of Fred Morrison playing uilleann pipes on the transatlantic sessions. This tune instantly became one of my favorites. Had a little bit wrong, but was corrected by ceolachan.

Discussion: Help correcting my probably many errors?

# Posted on July 28th 2008 by JosephofCK
~ /tunes/8755

This is ~ The Kansas City Hornpipe as taken from a youtube video of Fred Morrison playing uilleann pipes in the transatlantic sessions.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=D7zmd4rYh1o

Thanks for the link and listen Joe, lovely, both the pipes, sweet and having a kick with that tune, and the lovely banjo too, very nice, played straight, in one old-time American way with such tunes. The transcript given is minus all those lovely slurs and rolls given by the piper. While I followed that, I kept being drawn to the simplicity of the banjo.

Nice transcription work from the start Joe, you obviously have decent ears and a fair understanding…

# Posted on July 28th 2008 by jardineromi

I found another version of this tune abc’d here:

http://www.uilleannforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=917&sid=757b4d9904ae3eef73efc1ec58948941

and here’s the abc:

X: 221
T: Kansas City Hornpipe, The
C: Fred Morrison?
Z: Bill Reeder
M: C|
L: 1/8
R: reel / hornpipe
K: DMaj
BA |\
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | AB ~B2 AFFA | FE D2 E2 AE |
EF ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d2 z2 |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 BD | AB ~B2 AFFA | FE D2 E2 AG |
F2 ~F2 FEFA | FE D2 D2 FA | defa bfae | gf d2 d2 ||
A2 |\
de ~f2 a2 fa | ab ~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 =f^ffa | fe d2 e2 ag |
f2 af gefd | ed B2 BAAF | ABde faba | fe d2 d2 A2 |
de ~f2 a2 fa | ab~b2 affa | =f^f ~f2 affa | fe d2 e2 ag |
f2 af gefd | edB2 BAAF | ABde faba | fe d2 d2 |]

~ | =f^f ~f2 =f^ffa | ~

I like how they tried to emulate the slides with their ABCs. It seems to have been transcribed from the same source.

I’d love to hear just the banjo on that tune…but I enjoy what the piper does as well…

I love this tune… I’ve watched that video about a million times and even looked for a transcription of it on here a few months ago. So when do we get a transcription of Jarlath’s tune :-)

I forgot to put a question mark at the end of that last comment. I hope the grammar police won’t string me up…

Origin of name

This tune was written a couple of years ago by Fred on his return trip from the Winter Storm piping concert/workshop. He was stranded in Newark after a cancelled flight with a couple of other instructors from the workshop. They were woken during the night by the police who were questioning guests about the two homicides that happened in the hotel that night. The tune originally had a funnier name, something like "Double Homicide", but he must have thought better of it. There’s also a highland pipe version of this one.

Highland pipe version?

Anyone know where that setting can be found???
Cheers!

Kansas City Hornpipe…….

I’m trying to figure out if Fred Morrison really wrote this tune, I am hoping to record it but then it occurred to me he might have written it, I don’t know if it’s traditional or not so I might need to get his permission first. Any info would be helpfull.

Re: Kansas City Hornpipe…….

It is one of his own.

Traditional American tune?

I’ve just been told by someone who knows Fred well, that this wasn’t written by him, but is actually a traditional American hornpipe.

Jarlath’s tune, which follows this in the set, was definitely written by Fred.

guitar

does anyone know the tab for this tune or what Mathew is playing or anything that would suite the tune. thanks :)

Kansas City, X:3

more blue notes thrown in (including a ghost D), based on the version ceolachan posted 8 years ago.