Darby’s Hornpipe

As played by Benny Thomasson from the Texas region

Hornpipe in G

From the Benny Thomasson Collection

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1971 field recording of Benny Thomasson


This is a pleasant, fairly simple hornpipe. Be careful of the eighth rest in the last measure of the A part; the rest is critical to making this measure sound right. You will find Benny’s signature sixteenth note lick in the penultimate measure of the B part (he omitted it the very last time). Also be careful of accidentals, triplets, sixteenth notes, and triplets over sixteenth notes.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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