Grigsby’s Hornpipe

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Hornpipe in A

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Field Recording Released on Album Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler (download the album here)


Eck Robertson claimed that “no other fiddler plays [Grigsby’s Hornpipe] but me” and that he learned it from Brother Walker Hooker, AKA Old Man Walker Hooker. Robertson sort of mixed-and-matched all parts other than the A part, so play through the whole transcription to pick up possible variations. I found it very tricky to play, possibly because I rarely ever play in the AEAC# tuning.

Tune to AEAC#.

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Texas Fiddle

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