Century Hornpipe

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CENTURY HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A variant of The New Century Hornpipe. In the music manuscripts of American painter William Sidney Mount (Long Island, New York), with the notation: "As played by my Uncle. Jan. 1st, 1802." Mount references his uncle Micah Hawkins, a flute player and composer in New York City of some renown.

The first strain of "Century Hornpipe" is similar to, and perhaps cognate with, the first strain of Straight and Skillern's "Jockey (3)" (c. 1775).

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