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Contest: Read it, play it, name it
Please help identify this tune.
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Here are the notes for a recognizable tune I have liked since I was a youngster.  Pretty surely you have heard it.  I don't know the name of it and would like to find out, so I am making a contest of it.  I sounded it out and wrote it as a score, and I am posting it below.  I hope I got all the notes right.  It sounds right when I play it.

Rather than blurt out the name right away, please send me a PM (private message).  You could do that by clicking "Inbox" above, then "Compose".  I'll mention everyone who sends a correct answer---after I find out what the correct answer is!

It would be great if you post audio or video of you playing it.

When the contest is over, I will post a pdf of the sheet music with the name of the tune, the author if known, and corrections and improvements.

Thank you for playing.

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If it's a contest, there must be a prize ?   clap

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Fiddlestix said
If it's a contest, there must be a prize ?   clap

Bragging rights.

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Okay we have winners. 

It's not just the intro to the Popeye cartoon theme, or the little riffs played when they show Skipper and Gilligan in the Gilligan's Island theme.

The name of the tune is The Sailor's Hornpipe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.....s_Hornpipe

In order of PM'ing their answers:

AdverseD

KindaScratchy

soma5

Mr. Jim

Whoever wants to show off a little or contribute otherwise, please post your audio, video, sheet music, remarks, anecdotes, etc.

Thank you!

Kurt

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AdverseD promises of video of him playing the tune.

soma5 says he plays this on many instruments and in all keys.

My notes are in D, and they are not exactly true to the versions I have heard.  Mr. Jim informs me that on the fiddle, this tune is usually played in A.

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I'll post my audio when I've finished my spinach :)

Editing it now ....

 

Popeye ... er... that be Mr Jim  dancing

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Worldfiddler said 
 http://worldfiddlemusic.com/gu.....ipe-01.mp3

 

Thanks, Mr. Jim.  I wish I could do that.  But I would have done it slower to allow for foot stomping and hand clapping.  Actually for some time into the future, I have no choice but to do it slowly if at all.

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Nice job AdverseD ! clap

I didn't think your bow wondered that much.
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Good job Adverse,

You should incorporate some slurs too from time to time.

Thanks for the post.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks everybody for helping and playing.

I wrote up some sheet music for The Sailor's Hornpipe in the key of A.

I worked from the following rousing video:

which itself has a brief shot of some sheet music at 2:04.

Below is the pdf I made using MuseScore. 

I wanted to include the MuseScore file itself, in case you would want to edit it yourself, but the system won't let me, as it issues an error like File extension error.  File: The Sailor's Hornpipe in A-1.mscz .  

The music is not the same as the video in the way it is organized, but I think I got the details of the particular notes the same, and you can adapt the organization of it to your own needs:

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AdverseD, thanks, good playing.

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Here is a link to the MuseScore source file I made, from which I generated the pdf that I posted above.  You can download it and modify it to your purpose using the MuseScore program.  You can immediately click on the link and hear what it sounds like.

http://musescore.com/user/5001.....ores/67952

Here is where you can download MuseScore for free:

musescore.org

"Create, play and print sheet music for free with MuseScore"

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