Sailor's Hornpipe

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Hornpipe in D

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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Popular culture, O'Neil's Music of Ireland, and local fiddlers in North Alabama

Here's the stereotypical hornpipe. I used to hear snatches of this (especially the first phrase) in cartoons growing up. I've heard tell that this isn't really Sailor's Hornpipe, that it really should be called something else and that the real Sailor's is a different tune altogether. But enough people call this Sailor's that I'm confident of the name.

I will apologize up front about the quality of my fiddling on the MP3. I've never been able to play this worth a hoot, and my nerves when sitting in front of a microphone don't help.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Irish and British

Sailor's Hornpipe

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