Three Triple-Time Hornpipes
Okay, now watch very carefully and try to follow the pea! On page 47 of William Vickers’ manuscript of 1770 is the tune “Risty Gully” which is now commonly known as “Rusty Gulley.” The next tune in the manuscript is “Rusty Gully” which is now commonly known as “Geld Him Lasses, Geld Him.” The tune after that is “The Dusty Miller” which is sometimes confused with “Rusty Gulley” in the “Risty Gully” version. Simple! Images of gelding a Chaucerian miller with a rusty knife are probably unavoidable.
Here is a worksheet of those three fantastic triple-time hornpipes. It is great that they are played in sessions all around the UK, so if you don’t have any triple hornpipes in your repertoire, these are fabulous tunes with which to begin.
Download includes the sheet music of all three tunes and multiple recordings of each tune.
The sheet music (pdf) contains:
- Source material with chords for the three tunes
- Bowing suggestions
- B part variations for Rusty Gulley
The recordings include 6 files in both mp3 and m4a formats for each of the three tunes:
- Melody recorded at 080 bpm
- Melody recorded at 096 bpm
- Melody recorded at 108 bpm
- Melody recorded at 116 bpm
- Performance – steady
- Performance – full speed