Jimmy Keane’s hornpipe

By Jimmy Keane

Also known as Spider In The Bathtub, Spider’s In The Bathtub.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Jimmy Keane's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Jimmy Keane's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3Bc^c|d^cde dBGB|(3efg ag (3efa ge|Bd (3d^cd gedB|FAcB Aded|
Bd (3d^cd edBd|gbag ef (3gfe|dfag fdcA|1 (3GFG (3AGF ~G2:|2 (3GFG (3AGF ~G3 A||
Bdgd Bgfg|ecGe dBGF|Ec (3cBA ~B2 AG|FAcA ecBA|
GBdg bgfg|eceg dB ~B2|dfag fc'af|(3gfg (3agf ~g2 gA|
Bdgd Bgfg|_bg=fe fdBd|Gd ~d2 Gd_Bd|(3g=fe de ~f2 (3c_BA|
GBdg bgfg|eceg dB ~B2|dfag fc'af|(3gfg (3agf ~g3||

Two comments

Jimmy Keane’s Hornpipe

As notated on the Liz Carroll/Tommy Maguire LP ‘Kiss me Kate’. Very nice minor the 2nd time through the B part. Jimmy Keane is the only accordianist I’ve heard who can make a piano accordian sound like a button box.

Spider’s in the Bathtub

This hornpipe is one of the first tunes I wrote and named it Spiders in the Bathtub (a long story which I’ll tell at some point). The late Tommy Maguire asked me permission to add a variation on the second time around the second part (the minor bit) and I gladly agreed. I always loved Tommy playing my tune with the variation, although I don’t play it like that myself.