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X: 1 T:Bang the Rattle. JHa.23 B:John Hall MS, 1833, Northumberland Z:Village Music Project 2016 Steve Mansfield M:C| L:1/8 Q:2/4=80 N:* z2 added by transcriber K:G dc | B>GBd BgdB | cBAG FGAc | BGBd gc'ag | f2d2d2 dc | BGBd BgdB | cBAG FGAc | BdGB cBAG | A2G2G2:| "*"z2 | |: fgab c'aaa | gabc' d'bbb | c'aaa bggg | a2d'2d'2 dc | BGBd BgdB | cBAG FGAc | BdGB cBAG | A2G2G2 "*"z2 :|]



BANG THE RATTLE. AKA and see "Ferry Bridge Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From the music manuscript books of John Hall (Northumberland, c. 1831) and John Rook (entitledMultum in Parvo, or A Collection of Old English, Scotch, Irish, Welsh Tunes, 1840). Rook was a musician from Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, north-west England and a multi-instrumentalist, judging from the cover picture of his collection, and played what appears to be the Northumbrian small-pipes, bugle, flute, fife and fiddle, among others, as he indicates the collection is "for his amusement on the above instruments." The tune is similar to the "Ferry Bridge Hornpipe" entered into the mid-19th century music manuscript of Yorkshire fiddler Lawrence Leadley, which later found its way (with the same title) into the Boston-published Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). See note for "Ferry Bridge Hornpipe" for more on this tune family.


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