Father Bernie’s hornpipe

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Father Bernie's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: Father Bernie's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: (3G,A,B, | CEGc ecBc | AFDE FGAc | BG^FG =FGBd |
ecBc dBGF | (3EFE (3DED CEGc | AFDE FGAc | (3Bcd ge fedc |1 (3BAG (3FED C2 :||2 BGAB c2 ||: Bc | AE ~E2 ABce |
aecB ABce | dB ~B2 GEDC |1 B,DGB dBcB | AECB, A,B,CE |
ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc | BGAB c2 :||2 B,DGB dBed |
(3cdc (3BcB AB^GB | ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc |
(3BAG (3FED C2 ||
2
X: 2
T: Father Bernie's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: cd | ecBc ecBc | fcAc fcAc | ^fcAc fdef | (3gag ^fg =fdBd |
ecGE ~F2 DC | B,DGB ~c2 BA | GBdg ag^fg |1 ecdB c2 :|2 ecGE C2 :||
3
X: 3
T: Father Bernie's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|: (3G,A,B, | CEGc ecBc | AFDE FGAc | BG^FG =FGBd | ecBc dBGF |
(3EFE (3DED CEGc | AFDE FGAc | (3Bcd ge fedc |1 (3BAG (3FED C2 :||2 BGAB c2 ||
|: Bc | AE ~E2 ABce | aecB ABce | dB ~B2 GEDC |1 B,DGB dBcB |
AECB, A,B,CE |ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc | BGAB c2 :|2 B,DGB dBed |
(3cdc (3BcB AB^GB | ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc |(3BAG (3FED C2|]

Five comments

Father Bernie’s Hornpipe

This is a tune penned by my buddy Jay Gilbert & he named it after a local character Fr, Bernie. Fr. Bernie is omnipotent in sessions around Rhode Island. He’s alway there & loves the music alot. Some little known facts about Fr. Bernie: his drink of choice is diet coke & chardonay & his church is on the village of Harmony which I think is in Foster. This tune works in both C & D but since I learned it in C that’s how I’m playing it - this tune is another good excuse for a whistler to get a C-whistle. Although this tune is in C it’s not too hard on the fiddle, and it comes out easy.

Oops Extra Measure

I threw in an extra measure on the b-part by accident, it shuold be
|: cd | ecBc ecBc | fcAc fcAc | ^fcAc fdef | (3gag ^fg =fdBd |
ecGE ~F2 DC | B,DGB ~c2 BA | GBdg ag^fg |1 ecdB c2 :|2 ecGE C2 :||

Father Bernie’s (Version 2.0)

Okay, so it’s been a while since my "baby" got posted here, & it’s all "grown up" now, so to speak. I basically decided to scrap the original "B" part in favor of (I hope) a much more interesting key change (A Dorian instead of continuing in C Major). So here’s Fr. Bernie’s (slight return):

|: (3G,A,B, | CEGc ecBc | AFDE FGAc | BG^FG =FGBd |
ecBc dBGF | (3EFE (3DED CEGc | AFDE FGAc | (3Bcd ge fedc |1 (3BAG (3FED C2 :||2 BGAB c2 ||: Bc | AE ~E2 ABce |
aecB ABce | dB ~B2 GEDC |1 B,DGB dBcB | AECB, A,B,CE |
ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc | BGAB c2 :||2 B,DGB dBed |
(3cdc (3BcB AB^GB | ABce aefg | (3agf (3gfe fedc |
(3BAG (3FED C2 ||

the first 2 bars of part ii) sound like a run in Music for a Found Harmonium.

I updated the abc’s to Jay’s abc’s in the comments section. the sheetmusic is different