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
This is ~ The Kansas City Hornpipe as taken from a youtube video of Fred Morrison playing uilleann pipes in the transatlantic sessions.
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:
and here’s the abc:
T: Kansas City Hornpipe, The
C: Fred Morrison?
Z: Bill Reeder
R: reel / hornpipe
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 |]
~ | =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???
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.
Since the first You Tube link is now dead due that horrible git privatising a fair amount of the tunes he had, a new link:
Live in 2009 in Glasgow:
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.
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.