College Hornpipe


                      College Hornpipe

                                                 Traditional
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

Hornpipe

Bouncy.


E--||-------3--2--|--3-----------------------|
A--||*--4:--------|--------------------5--3--|
D--||*--4:--------|--------5-----5-----------|
G--||-------------|--------------------------|
            |__|     |     |     |     |__|

 
|--------3-----3-----5--3--|--5-----------------5--3--|
|--2--5--------------------|--------0-----0-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|  |     |     |__|     |     |     |     |__|


|--2--5--------------0--2--|--3--2--0-----0-----------|
|--------5-----5-----------|-----------5-----5--3--2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|  |     |     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3--2--0-----------------|-----------0-----2--0--3--|
|-----------5--5--4--2--0--|--2--5--4-----5-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|---------------------||
|--2-----------------*||
|--0-----5-----5-----*||
|--0-----------4------||
   |     |     |


||---------|--------3-----------3-----|
||*--5--3--|--2--5-----5--2--5-----5--|
||*--------|--------------------------|
||---------|--------------------------|
     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--0-----------------0-----|-----0--5--0-----0--5--0--|
|--------3-----3--------5--|--4-----------4-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|--2-----------------3--2--|--3-----0-----0-----------|
|--------5-----5-----------|-----------------5--3--2--|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |     |     |     |__|     |     |     |__|__|__|


|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--3--2--0-----------------|-----------0-----2--0--3--|
|-----------5--5--4--2--0--|--2--5--4-----5-----------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|


|---------------------||
|--2-----------------*||
|--0-----5-----5-----*||
|--0-----------4------||
   |     |     |

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==                 TABLATURE EXPLANATION                  ==
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||------|| Repeat         ----------
||*----*||                -4:------- Time
||*----*||                -4:------- Signature
||------||                ----------

With this tune, and with hornpipes in general, I think it often sounds best to play each pair of eighth notes as if they were a dotted eighth followed by a sixteenth. I recommend practicing a new hornpipe tune slowly and at a steady pace. Then when you're familiar with it, give it a more rollicking rhythm, and with slightly more stress on the first and third beats of each measure.

If College Hornpipe sounds awfully familiar when you play it, that's because it is the basis of the tune that most people think of as "Sailor's Hornpipe". In fact, your main difficulty may be in not playing the so-called "Sailor's Hornpipe" when you intend to play College Hornpipe, and vice versa. Just to complicate matters, the real Sailor's Hornpipe is an entirely different tune.

Research courtesy of PD Info.

The tune is in the public domain worldwide.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is transposition to the key of G and formatting for the World Wide Web. The copyright statement below applies to my work (including comments) and not to the tune itself.


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