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X:1 T:Attwood C:James Hill M:C L:1/8 K:G (3DEF|G>FA>G B>Ac>B|d>ce>d c>BA>G|E>GF>A G>BA>c|(3BAG c>B A2 (3DEF| G>FA>G B>Ac>B|d>ce>d c>BA>G|E>GF>A G>BA>c|B>GA>F G2:| |:(3def|g2 (3bag f>ge>f|d>ec>d B>cA>B|G>DB,>D G>BA>c|(3BAG c>B A2 (3def| g2 (3bag f>ge>f|d>ec>d B>cA>B|G>DB,>D G>BA>c|B>GA>F G2:||

ATTWOOD (HORNPIPE). AKA and see "Charles Attwood." Scottish, Hornpipe. G Major (Kerr): A Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was composed by Tyneside fiddler and composer James Hill and was named for Sir Charles Attwood. Attwood established in 1845 an iron works, the Weardale Iron Company, next to his house in Weardale to take advantage of the iron ore deposits there. He also owned and ran race horses, which may be the connection to Hill, who seemed to have been an avid race fan.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 636 (appears as "Clog Hornpipe"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 12, p. 43.

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