Bamford Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Bamford Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb (d/e/) | f/b/d/f/ e/d/c/B/ | A/c/.F (F>E) |D/F/.B .dB/d/ | f/e/d/e/ c(d/e/) | f/b/d/f/ e/d/c/B/ | A/c/.F (F>E) | D/F/B/d/ f/e/c/A/ | BdB :| |: (A/B/) | c/F/A/c/ e/F/A/c/ | B/D/F/B/ d/F/B/d/ | f/B/d/f/ b/B/d/f/ | e/f/e/d/ c/B/A/B/ | c/F/A/C/ e/F/A/c/ | B/D/F/B/ d/F/B/d/ | f/g/f/e/ d/e/c/d/ | B/b/f/d/ B :|

BAMFORD HORNPIPE. AKA - "Bamford's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe (2/4 or whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, Ryan): AA'BB' (Craig, Kerr). I have assigned an American provenance to the melody, based on its appearance in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), and my belief that Ryan's predates the Kerr volume (also issued sometime in the 1880's). However, it is quite possible the tune is British in origin.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 85. Thomas Craig (Empire Collection of Hornpipes), Aberdeen, c. 1890's; p. 7 (as "Bamford's Hornpipe"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), Glasgow, c. 1880's; No. 385, p. 43. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, Boston, 1883; p. 119.

See also listing at :
Hear the c. 1930 recording by George R. Pariseau (Michigan) at Slippery Hill [1]

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