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X:1 T:Chip and Rant M:3/2 L:1/8 K:G gdBd gfgd cBAG|gdBd gabg agfe|gdBd gfgd cBAG| ABcd ecBA BdBG:||:gaba gfed cBAG|gabg afed efg2| gaba gfed cBAG|ABcd ecBA BdBG:||:g2 fe dBBGB dBGB| gfge dBGB ABcd|g2 fe dBGB dBGB|ABcd ecBA BdBG:||



CHIP AND RANT. English, 'Old' Hornpipe (3/2 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune is contained in the 19th century Joseph Kershaw Manuscript. Kershaw was a fiddle player who lived in the remote area of Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England, who compiled his manuscript from 1820 onwards, according to Jamie Knowles. A rant is a type of dance. Researcher Jean Duval notes the similarity between "Chip and Rant" and the Québec tune "Brandy (Le)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joseph Kershaw ms. [Cooper, Knowles, Offord]


Printed sources : - Cooper (English Fiddle Tunes). Knowles (The Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 36. Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 11.

Recorded sources : - Big Chain BC 101, Cooper & Bolton - "Turning Point."




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