The Rising Of The Sun hornpipe

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Four settings

X: 1
T: The Rising Of The Sun
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3gfe |d2 F>B A2 F>A | (3Bcd e>g f>B (3cBA | d2 F>B A2 F>D | E>G (3GFE D>g (3gfe |
(3ded F>B A2 (3FGA | (3Bcd e>g f>a (3gfe | d2 F>B (3ABA F>A | (3Bcd e>c d2 :|
(3cBA |d2 (3efg a>fe>d | c>Ae>A f>Ae>A | d>ef>g a2 (3fed | (3cBA B>c (3dcd (3ABc |
d>ef>g a>f (3fed | (3cBA e>A f>Ae>A | d2 (3efg a>ba>g | f>Ae>A d2 (3cBA |
d2 (3efg a2 (3fed | c>Ae>A f>A e2 | d>ef>g a>Af>A | (3cBA B>c d2 A2 |
d2 (3efg a>f (3fed | (3cBA e>A f>Ae>a | d>f (3fff A>g (3ggg | f<gf>e d2 |]
X: 2
T: The Rising Of The Sun
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (3gfe |d2 F>B A2 F>A | (3Bcd e>g f>B (3cBA | d2 F>B A2 F>D | E>GF>E D>gf>e |
d2 F>B A2 F>A | (3Bcd e>g f>B (3cBA | d2 d>B A2 F>A | B>dc>B A2 :|
|: A2 |d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA e>A f>Ae>A | d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA B>c d2- d>A |
d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA e>A f>Ae>A |[1 d>ef>g a>ba>g | f>gf>e d2 :|
[2 d>f (3fff d>g (3ggg | f>gf>e d>gf>e |]
X: 3
T: The Rising Of The Sun
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: fe |d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 FB A2 FD | EGGE Dgge |
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fage | d2 FB A2 FA |Bd ec d2 :|
|: A2 |d2 fg afed | cAeA fAeA | defg a2 fd | cABc d2 Ac |
[1 defg a2 fd | cAeA fAeA | d2 fg abag | fAeA d2 :|
[2 d2 fg afed | cAeA fA e2 | dffd egge | fgfe d2 |]
X: 4
T: The Rising Of The Sun
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: gfe |d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 FB A2 FD | EGFE Dgfe |
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 dB A2 FA | BdcB A- :|
|: ABc |defg afed | cAeA fAeA | defg afed | cABc d3 A |
defg afed | cAeA fAeA |[1 defg abag | fgfe d2 :|
[2 df f2 dg g2 | fgfe d |]

Seven comments

Roche II, page 14, tune #221 ~ “The Rising of the Sun”

"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume II", 1912

Hornpipes ~ pages 7 - 19

X: 1
T: Rising Of The Sun, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
|: (3gfe |\
d2 F>B A2 F>A | (3Bcd e>g f>B (3cBA | d2 F>B A2 F>D | E>GF>E Dgfe |
d2 F>B A2 F>A | (3Bcd e>g f>B (3cBA | d2 d>B A2 F>A | B>dc>B A2 :|
|: A2 |\
d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA eA fA eA | d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA B>c d3 A |
d>ef>g a>fe>d | (3cBA eA fA eA |[1 d>ef>g a>ba>g | f>gf>e d2 :|
[2 df (3fff dg (3ggg | f>gf>e d>gf>e |]

“The Rising of the Sun” ~ without > < & (3

X: 3
T: Rising Of The Sun, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Dmaj
|: fe |\
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 FB A2 FD | EGGE Dgge |
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fage | d2 FB A2 FA |Bd ec d2 :|
|: A2 |\
d2 fg afed | cAeA fAeA | defg a2 fd | cABc d2 Ac |
[1 defg a2 fd | cAeA fAeA | d2 fg abag | fAeA d2 :|
[2 d2 fg afed | cAeA fA e2 | dffd egge | fgfe d2 |]

X: 4
T: Rising Of The Sun, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: D Major
|: gfe |\
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 FB A2 FD | EGFE Dgfe |
d2 FB A2 FA | Bdeg fBcA | d2 dB A2 FA | BdcB A- :|
|: ABc |\
defg afed | cAeA fAeA | defg afed | cABc d3 A |
defg afed | cAeA fAeA |[1 defg abag | fgfe d2 :|
[2 df f2 dg g2 | fgfe d |]

Reel Setting

This tune is also played as a reel. There are several versions of it. Micho Russell recorded a much different version and Jackie Daly recorded one similar to this but also different in some phrases. The Rising Sun reel doesn’t seem to be posted here but a close variant on it is. That is, The Old Blackthorn or The Blackthorn Stick (not to be confused with the jig of the same title.)

I could post the reel if someone wanted but I would need time to iron out it out because there are so many versions. Should I post it here or as a new tune?

Yes, I had considered doing something similar. Go for it Paddy, I for one would welcome it, and you could add some variations on the tune in the comments… I’ll keep a look out for it… Thanks for offering…

Frank Roche’s “Note on Irish Dancing” ~ complete, pages v - vii

Proinsias de Roiste / Frank Roche ~ Nodlag / December , 1927
"The Roche Collection of Traditional Irish Music, Volume III", 1927

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