The Colosseum hornpipe

Also known as Coliseum, The Coliseum, Pet Of The House.

The Colosseum appears in 2 other tune collections.

The Colosseum has been added to 9 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: The Colosseum
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
E2|A2 A2 A>cB>d|c2 c2 c>ed>f|e>ag>f e>dc>B|A>Bc>A d>BG>E|
A2 A2 A>cB>d|c2 c2 c>ed>f|e>ag>f e>dc>B|A2 a2 A2:|
e2|c>eA>e c>eA>e|d>fB>f d>fB>f|c>eA>e c>eA>c|B>AG>F E2 e2|
c>eA>e c>eA>e|d>fB>f d>fB>f|e>ag>f e>dc>B|A2 a2 A2:|
2
X: 2
T: The Colosseum
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:D2|G2G2 GBAc|B2B2 Bdce|dgfe dcBA|GBd^c ed=cA|
G2G2 GBAc|B2B2 Bdce|dgfe dcBA|G2B2G2:|
|:dc|BdGd BdGd|ceAe ceAe|BdGd BdGd|
AGFE Dedc|BdGd BdGd|ceAe ceAe|Ggfe dcBA|G2B2G2:|

Five comments

The Colosseum Hornpipe

Just stumbled across this one in my old dog-eared copy of Kerr’s.

I transcribed the abc directly from there.

Nice to find a hornpipe in "A" - so many are in "D" …

Pet of the House

I have this tune in the key of ‘G’ and under the title of "Pet of the House". Can’t recall my source but certainly not here under that name.

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second part sounds like the bold hussard’s and so many other tunes of that ilk

The Colosseum, X:2

The setting of The Pet of the House in O’Neill’s, in G like Hetty described, with the explicit swing removed. The accidentals in bar 4 really give the tune some character!

Re: The Colosseum

Rick Muir, a local accordion player who wrote a book for our monthly learner’s session, included a setting of Pet of the House with a short triplet run in the penultimate bar of each measure: dgfe (3ded (3cBA. A nice variation.