Butcher's Hornpipe (2)

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BUTCHER'S HORNPIPE [2], THE. AKA and see "Black Mary Hornpipe (1)," "Piping Pie Man (The)," "Wright's Whim." English, Hornpipe. England, Yorkshire. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody has strong Yorkshire connections. It is a different tune than "Butcher's Hornpipe (1)," and is a variant of William Vickers' 1770 Northumbrian "Black Mary Hornpipe (1)" and James Biggins' 1779 Yorkshire "Piping Pyman Hornpipe." The tune appears under the "Butcher's" title in the early 19th century music manuscripts of Lawrence Leadley (Helperby, Yorkshire), Joshua Jackson (Harrogate, North Yorkshire), and George Spencer (Leeds, West Yorkshire). London publisher John Young included it in his Third Volume of the Dancing Master, 2nd edition, 1726, as "Piping Pie Man (The)." However, the earliest appearance of the tune is in dancing master Daniel Wright's Extraordinary Collection of Pleasant and Merry Humours (c. 1715) as "Wright's Whim."

Source for notated version: a MS collection by fiddler Lawrence Leadley, 1827-1897 (Helperby, Yorkshire) [Merryweather & Seattle].

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 14. Merryweather & Seattle (The Fiddler of Helperby), 1994; No. 7, p. 29.

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