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X:1 T:Adrian's Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Neb.) R:Breakdown S:Christeson - Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1, No. 121 (1973) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G e/f/|gb/a/ ga/g/|e/f/g/e/ d/B/G/B/|A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/f/|e<ab/ a/g/e/f/| gb/a/ ga/g/|e/f/g/e/ d/B/G/B/|A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/B/A/F/ G:| |:B,/A,/|G,/A,/B,/A,/ B,/C/B,/G,/|CC/B,/ C/B,/A,|D>D D/E/F/G/|A/c/B/A/ G/E/D/B,/| G,/A,/B,/A,/ B,/C/B,/G,/|CC/B,/ C/B,/A,|D>D D/E/F/G/|A/c/B/A/ G:||

Bob Walters
ADRIAN'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "Adreon's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe or Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA; Missouri, Nebraska. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The original name having been forgotten, the melody was called by Nebraska fiddler Uncle Bob Walters for his source for it, Boone, Iowa fiddler Fred Adreon[1] (1871-1949) or Adrian (not ‘Adrian’, as is sometimes miss-heard). It was popularized through the playing of Walters and Missouri fiddler Cyril Stinnett. R.P. Christeson noted it from the playing of the former in November, 1949, and did not hear it again until 1968, when he heard a fiddler on a live TV program in Missouri play it.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - biography:Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson, Milliner & Koken, Phillips].

Printed sources : - Christeson (Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; No. 121, p. 87. Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 4. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 178.

Recorded sources : - Marimac 9017, Vesta Johnson (Mo.) ‑ "Down Home Rag." Rounder 0529, Dwight Lamb – “Hell Agin the Barn Door” (2005).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Bob Walter's field recording at Slippery Hill [2]

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  1. Fred's name is spelled 'Adreon' in the Des Moines Register Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 24, 1947, p. 28, which reported the retired Boone butcher and operator of violin repair shop had just won the Iowa state fair old-time fiddling championship for the fifth time.