Blanchard’s Hornpipe

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Hornpipe in A

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


1967 field recording of Benny Thomasson available here


Overall, this hornpipe shouldn’t pose too much difficulty. There are some sixteenth notes, including fast triplets over sixteenth notes. You will also notice some potentially difficult double-stops, with an A on the third string and a C# on the second string.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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