Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose hornpipe

Also known as Around The House, There’s Nae Guid Luck About The House, There’s Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose.

There are 7 recordings of this tune.

Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose has been added to 18 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
e|a>fe>c d>ef>g|a>fe>c B3 e|a>fe>c d>ef>a|e>dc>B A3 e|
a>fe>c d>ef>g|a>fe>c B3 e|a>fe>c d>ef>a|e>dc>B A2 A>B|
c2 c>A d2 d>B|c2 c>A B3 e|c2 c>A d>ef>a|e>dc>B A2 A>B|
(3ccc c>A (3ddd d>B|(3ccc c>A B3 e|(3ccc c>A d>ef>a|e>dc>B A3||

Ten comments

Nae Luck Aboot the Hoose

This tune has been mentioned several times in thesession discussions, but I couldn’t find it in thesession db.

Scottish (as might well be inferred from the title).

Often used by bands at barn dances and ceilidhs for a dance called “The Nottingham Swing”.

Also, sometimes played in G-Maj.

Northumbrian actually 🙂 Goes well with the Keel Row etc…

Without swing

Also goes well without swing as a reel. I’ve used it in this form as the third tune in a set with “Keel Row” & “Ka-Foozalum”. They were ideal for a particular strip the willow dance the name of which I cannot remember.

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Geordie tune?

The “Keel Row” is Northumbrian, no doubt about that!

… But I’m fairly certain that “Nae Luck” is Scottish.

Any other opinions on its origin, sessionites?

A very well known Scottish tune and quite pleasant as long as you can stop thinking about the “Sunday Post” and tartan shortbread tin associations. 😉

Frank Quinn - Around the House

Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford recorded this tune on the accordion entitled “Around the House” in 1921.

Re: Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose

Burns put a song to this, in G. Buggered if I can remember the name of the song, but it made it into the Scots Musical Museum some time in the late C18th…

Re: Nae Luck Aboot The Hoose

“The Merry Muses” of Robert Burns sort of comes into my mind, having viewed that score, and definitely a familiar tune, but I’m probably equally b#ggered at finding a name this time o’ nicht!