Murphy's Hornpipe


                      Murphy's Hornpipe

                                      Traditional Irish tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

Hornpipe

E--||--------------|--------------------------|
A--||*--4:---------|-----0--2-----------------|
D--||*--4:--0-2-4--|--5--------5--2--4--5--2--|
G--||--------------|--------------------------|
            |_|_|     |__|__|__|  |__|__|__|
              3


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


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


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


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--5-----5--5--5-----*||
|---------------------||
   |     |__|  |


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


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


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


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


|---------------------||
|--------------------*||
|--5-----5--5--5-----*||
|---------------------||
   |     |__|  |                                            

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

---------
--------- Triplet:
--0-2-4-- three quick notes
--------- that take the time of one
  |_|_|
    3

That triplet in the second half sneaks up on you. Other than that, a straightforward hornpipe.

I found this tune in standard notation as number 856 in Francis O'Neill, The Dance Music of Ireland, ed. Francis O'Neill, arr. James O'Neill (Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1907) 148. The tune is in the public domain in the United States.

Transcription to tablature for mandolin is my own original work, as is 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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