AUTOGRAPH HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole): AABB' (Cranford). "Can be used as a Clog" notes Ryan's. Perhaps the earliest recording is from 1904 by violinist Charles D'Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D'Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as "instructor on violin" in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford).
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 98. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; p. 4. Ryan's Mammoth Connection, 1883; p. 134.
Recorded sources: Edison Gold Moulded Record 9797, Charles D'Almaine - "Hornpipe Medley" (1904. Consists of "Jimmy Linn's", "Locker's", "The Acrobat", "The Champion", "The Autograph"). Rounder RO7023, Natalie MacMaster - "No Boundaries" (1996. Learned from a recording of Winston Fitzgerald).