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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.
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.
In order of PM'ing their answers:
Whoever wants to show off a little or contribute otherwise, please post your audio, video, sheet music, remarks, anecdotes, etc.
I'll post my audio when I've finished my spinach
Editing it now ....
Popeye ... er... that be Mr Jim
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.
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:
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.
Here is where you can download MuseScore for free:
"Create, play and print sheet music for free with MuseScore"