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Sailors Hornpipe

Also known as The College Hornpipe and Jack's the Lad is a traditional hornpipe melody.

PUBLISHED: Oct 1, 2011 • UPDATED: Mar 13, 2017 • LESSON CODE: UL515 • VISITS: 248

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The Sailor's Hornpipe (also known as The College Hornpipe and Jack's the Lad) is a traditional hornpipe melody.

The tune was played in the animated Popeye cartoons beginning in the 1930s, usually as the first part of the opening credits theme, which then segued into an instrumental of "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man".

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Sailors Hornpipe - Lead Sheet, Key of C
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Melody and chords in standard notation and TAB for Ukulele in C tuning.

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Sailors Hornpipe - Lead Sheet, Key of C
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

Melody and chords in standard notation and TAB for Ukulele in C tuning.

Sailors Hornpipe - Melody, Key of G
Updated: Dec 31, 2016

The melody to this standard hornpipe in the key of G.

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