X:1 T:Cokey Hornpipe S:Bob Cann M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe K:G D2 GA B4|EGAB cBAG|FGAB cBcd|edBd edBA| D2 GA B4|EGAB cBAG|FGAB cAFA|G2B2G2:| |:G2 Bd g2d2|d2 cB cBAG|FGAB cBcd|edBd edBA| G2 Bd g2d2|d2 cB cBAG|FGAB cAFA|G2 B2G4:|]
COKEY HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From South Tawton, Devon, melodeon player Bob Cann (1916-1990), who came from a large family of musicians and step dancers. In particular, he learned many of his tunes from his musician uncles, George, Bob and Jim. Bob Cann himself was a step dancer, and also played for stepdancing, both recreation and competition. In 1989 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to local and national folk music. The "Cokey Hornpipe" was apparently named after a local man named Crocker, notes Barry Callaghan (2007), and is a step-dance tune.