The Tailor’s Twist hornpipe

Also known as The Jolly Butchers, The Taylor’s Twist.

There are 65 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Cronin’s (a few times), The Cuckoo’s Nest (a few times), The Flowers Of Spring (a few times), The Golden Eagle (a few times) and The Beeswing (a few times).

The Tailor’s Twist has been added to 10 tune sets.

The Tailor's Twist has been added to 302 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Tailor's Twist
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FE|DA, FD AF dA|Bg ed cb ag|fe dc Bg ed|(3cdc (3BcB (3ABA (3GFE|
DA, FD AF dA|Bg ed cb ag|fe dc Bg ec|d/c/d dc d2:|
|:fg|~a3f df af|ba gf eA ce|{f}~g3e cd ef|(3gag (3fgf eg fe|
df ec dD FA|B/A/B ed cb ag|fe dc Bg ec|d/c/d dc d2:|
X: 2
T: The Tailor's Twist
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: F>E |D>A,F>D A>Fd>A | B>ge>d c>ba>g | f>ed>c B>ge>d | (3cdc (3BcB A>GF>E |
D>AF>D A2 d>A | B>ge>d c>ba>g | f>ed>c B>ge>c | d2 d>c d2 :|
|: f>g |a^gaf d2 (3f=ga | b>ag>f e>Ac>e | g>fg>e c2 (3def | (3gag (3fgf e2 (3gfe |
d2 e>c d>D (3FGA | (3BcB (3ged c>ba>g | f>ed>c B2 (3gec |[1 (3ded c>e d>e :|[2 d2 [A2d2] [D2d2] |]
X: 3
T: The Tailor's Twist
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:FE|DA FD AF dA|Bg ed ce ag|fe dc BG ed|cA Bc AG{FA}FD|
DA FD AD dA|Bg ed ce ag|fe dc BG ec|df ec d2:|
|:fg|~abaf de fg|ba {a}gf eA ce|{f}~gf gd cd ef|ga fg eg fe|
d2 (3gfe dD FA|Bg ed ce ag|fe dc BG ec|d/c/d ec d2:|

Five comments

The taylor’s twist

Source: Tommy Peoples_ "Master Irish Fiddle Player". Transcription: Gian Marco Pietrasanta

I had a Tommy People’s instructional book once upon a time. I learned this hornpipe from there. Since then - I lost the tune. Thanks for the refresher!

This is a great hornpipe especially when those trio’s are single bowed.

The Tailor’s Twist

This tune is also played by Liam O’Flynn on Planxty’s "The Woman I Loved so Well".

The Tailor’s Twist, X:3

Piper’s version