Annotation:Century Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Century Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:William Sydney Mount music manuscripts N:"As played by my Uncle. Jan. 1st, 1802." N:Mount references New York City flute player Micah Hawkins, his uncle. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (AG) | F2D4 EF | G2E4 FG | Adcd BAGF | G2E4 AG | F2D4EF | G2E4A2 | BGBd cAce | d2d2d2 :| |: e2 | (fA).f.a (fA).f.a | (eA).e.g (eA).e.g | (fA).f.a (fA).f.a | (fd).a.f e2 fg | (fA).f.a (fA).f.a | (eA).e.g (eA).e.g | .f.d.c.B AGFE | D2d2D2 :||

CENTURY HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A variant of "New Century Hornpipe (The)." The tune is contained 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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