The Mayday hornpipe

Also known as Paddy McGurn’s.

There are 5 recordings of this tune.

The Mayday has been added to 16 tunebooks.

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One setting

1
X: 1
T: The Mayday
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A>G|F>GA>B c>BA>G|A>dd>c d2e>f|g>fe>d c>de>d|c>BA>F G>BA>G|
F>GA>B c>BA>G|A>dd>c d2e>f|g>fe>d c>de>d|c2A2 A2:|
|:f>g|a2a>f g2g>e|f2f>d e2e>f |g>fe>d c>de>d|c>BA>F G>BA>G|
F>GA>B c>BA>G|A>dd>c d2e>f|g>fe>d c>de>d|c2A2 A2:|

Five comments

The Mayday Hornpipe

This hornpipe was learnt off Teada’s first album. "The Dog Big and Dog Little" is cited as the source, where it is recorded as Paddy McGurn’s. It seems Paddy was a box player from Boho, Co. Fermanagh.

Strange…..

I could have sworn this was here already. Good one "slainte".

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First of May

It could well\be a version of the first of may hornpipe with the c all sharp perhaps to suit a c#d box player….

Paddy McGurn’s

This tune also appears in the "Hidden Fernmanagh " publication, with a reference that Seamus Quinn of Dog Big and Dog Little learned it from Paddy McGurn of Boho, Fermanagh

Mayday Hornipie, Teada’s ending

The last time Teada plays the B part, they play the last 3 bars like this :
|F2 E2 D2 e>f|g>fe>d c>de>d|c2A2 A2:|]

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