Cackling of the Hens (The)

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X:39 T:Cackling of the Hens A:England;London M:4/4 L:1/4 Q:1/2=100 S:J.Walsh,Third Book of the most celebrated jiggs,etc 1731 N: bar 16 as printed Z:Pete Stewart, 2004 <www.hornpipemusic.co.uk> with vmp revisions K:D dAd/e/f/g/|ag/f/ e/f/d/e/|A>A d/c/d/e/|f/g/f/g/ a>a| (a2a/)g/f/a/|g/f/e/g/ f/e/d/e/|A2d/c/d/e/|f/a/g/f/e2|d4|| dddd/d/|f>a dd|dddd/d/|f>a dd/d/|f>a d/e/f/g/| f>a dd|b<gdd/d/|f>a dd/d/|b>g dd/d/|f>a dd/d/| a2a/g/f/a/ |g/f/e/g/ f/e/d/e/|A>A dd/e/|f/a/g/f/e2|d4|]



CACKLING OF THE HENS, THE. AKA and see "Hen's March (1) (The)," "Hen's March to the Midden (The)," "Hen's March O'er the Midden (The)." English, Scottish. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Offord): AABB (Walsh). This title appears in Walsh's Third Book (London, c. 1730) a collection of Lancashire tunes, although it is perhaps better known as "The Hen's March to the Midden." "Cackling of the Hens" also appears in the c. 1786 music manuscript collection of American flute player Henry Beck.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joseph Barnes music manuscript collection (Carlisle, Cumbria, 1762) [Offord].

Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 95. Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 40.






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