Arrival hornpipe

By Benny Andersson

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Arrival
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GA|B4 B4|Bc (3BAG A2 GF|E2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G2 GA|
B4 B4|Bc (3BAG A2 GF|E2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G2 Bd||
g4 g4|ga (3gfe f4|e4 efed|B4 B2 GA|
B4 B4|Bc (3BAG A2 GF|E2 D2 E2 F2|G4 G2 GA||
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Four comments


Heard this tune on the radio, sounded like it had pipes on it. Don’t know anything about the tune.

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“Arrival” is an ABBA tune/piece, written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in 1976. Mike Oldfield released another version some years later.


The Scottish group The Bully Wee Band recorded a version on their 1978 LP Silvermines, adding “Donnybrook Fair” on to the end. There is a piece of the same name on Ossian’s 1985 album Light On a Distant Shore, but it’s not this one, but a composition by William Jackson.


The tune does seem to reflect Benny Andersson’s traditional roots. It would make a good gånglåt.