The Gypsy hornpipe

Also known as Dan Sullivan’s Favorite, Dan Sullivan’s Favourite, Gipsy, The Gipsy.

There are 19 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Plains Of Boyle (a few times).

The Gypsy has been added to 1 tune set.

The Gypsy has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Gypsy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: (3cBA |G2 D>G B>AG>F | G>B (3def g>d (3Bcd | g>dB>d e>cA>G | F>GA>B (3cBA (3FED |
G>BD>G (3BcB (3AGF | G2 (3def g>df>d | g>d (3Bcd e>c (3AGF | G2 (3B^AB G2 :|
K: Dmaj
|: (3EFG |A>BA>G (3FGA d>e | f2 (3edc d2 c>d | e>A (3A^GA =g2 (3fed | e>A^G>A =g>fe>c |
A2 (3BAG F>Ad>e | f>ed>c d>ef>g | (3a^ga =g>e (3f^ef (3=edc | d>A (3cBA d2 :|
X: 2
T: The Gypsy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: DF |G2 DG B2 AF | GBdf gBdf | gdBd ecAG | FGAB cAFD |
G2 DG BAGF | G2 df gBdf | g2 Bd e2 cA | G2 B2 G2 :|
K: Dmaj
|: FG |ABAG F2 de | f2 ec d2 cd | eA^GA =gfed | eA^GA =gfec |
A2 AG FAde | fedc defg | a2 ge f2 ec | dAcA d2 :|
X: 3
T: The Gypsy
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: BAGF | GA (3B^cd g2 (3B^cd | gdBd ecAG | FGAB cAFA | GBDG BAGF |
| GA (3B^cd g2(3B^cd | gdBd ecAG |1 FBAF G2BA | G2 DG :|2 FBAF GBAF | G2 (3EFG ||
K: Dmaj
|: ABAG (3FGA de | fgfe (3ded cd | eA (3A^GA =gfed | eA (3A^GA =gfeG |
| ABAG (3FGA de | fgfe defg | (3aba (3gbg (3fgf (3ege |1 dfec d2 (3EFG :|2 (3ded (3cdc (3BcB (3ABA ||

Nine comments

“Dan Sullivan’s Favourite / Favorite” aka “The Gypsy Hornpipe”

Here it is again, minus > & (3 and with a few other possibilities…

X: 2
T: Gypsy, The
T: Dan Sullivan’s Favourite / Favorite
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: hornpipe
K: Gmaj
|: DF |\
G2 DG B2 AF | GBdf gBdf | gdBd ecAG | FGAB cAFD |
G2 DG BAGF | G2 df gBdf | g2 Bd e2 cA | G2 B2 G2 :|
K: Dmaj
|: FG |\
ABAG F2 de | f2 ec d2 cd | eA^GA =gfed | eA^GA =gfec |
A2 AG FAde | fedc defg | a2 ge f2 ec | dAcA d2 :|

“Ceol Rince na hÉireann V” ~ Breandán Breathnach

An Gúm, Dublin, 1999
ISBN: 1-85791-278-0

Page 103, tune #212:
“Rogha Dhónaill Uí Shúilleabháin” / “Dan Sullivan’s Favourite / Favorite”

~ another take & transcription for this…

I’ve another transcription for this I’ll try to remember to add later, when lost sleep isn’t making as large an impact on my vision and senses… Now to reclaim some of what has been lost, hopefully…

Spin! ~ give us a transcript of how you play it, please? Do you ever play all three together?

Spin ~ 8-) ~ It’s still a nice little set…

Following your lead, I tried this trio out together, and I like it. It’s a kick, from D to this, which goes from G to D, and then back to G. They make a lovely fit in style too… Right or wrong, thanks for the suggestion…

Thanks for the email too!

X:3 The Gypsy

This is a good Boston tune (Dan Sullivan being a major bandleader here), and so this transcription comes from another great Boston bandleader, boxplayer Tom Sheridan, who pairs it with the Kingston (https://thesession.org/tunes/8342). The two work so well together that I think for the sake of the music we may as well as pair them as a four part hornpipe, call it Sheridan’s, and forget that anyone ever paired them separately.
And yes, the seconding ending of the A part is missing 2 beats on purpose…
You can hear him play them together here: http://www.capeirish.com/tune_vault/boston_cce/gypsy.mp3