Off To California

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Hornpipe in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
MIDI

Source:
Irish tunebooks (perhaps O'Neils) and my own warped mind

Comments:
This is an Irish hornpipe that is sometimes played in old time circles. This is one of the few hornpipes that I actually play in broken rhythm (how I am told hornpipes were originally supposed to be played). As such I have transcribed it with broken rhythm, which looks a little messy. Some instances of broken rhythm contain a triplet, which I suppose is an Irish-style ornamentation. Also, I play a long triplet run in this, reminiscent of the Irish hornpipe Harvest Home. If you're not inclined to play the entire triplet run, replace the third triplet with a D quarter note and the fourth triplet with the triplet used for the pickup to the A part (DEF).


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Irish and British


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