Colberth's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Colberth's Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 C:George Saunders B:George Saunders - New and Scientific Self-Instructing School for the Violin (Providence, R.I., 1847, No. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (B/c/)|d/g/f/e/ {e}(d/B/c/)|d/g/f/e/ {e}(d/B/c/)|d/B/G/B/ e/d/B/c/|d/B/G/B/ {B}A(B/c/)| d/g/f/e/ {e}(d/B/c/)|d/g/f/e/ {e}(d/B/c/)|d/B/g/d/ e/d/B/c/|d/c/A/F/ G:| |:(d/c/)|.B/(G/D/B/) B/G/D/G/|.B/(G/D/G/) d(c/B/)|.c/(A/F/A/) D/A/F/A/|D/A/F/A (cB/A/)| .B/(G/D/G/) B/G/D/G/|.B/(G/D/G/) d(c/B/)|A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/c/A/B/ G:||



COLBERTH'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Angus MacEachern's." American, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears earliest in print in George Saunders' tutor New and Scientific Self-Instructing School for the Violin (Providence, R.I., 1847, No. 21, p. 55; republished by Oliver Ditson in the 1850's). Saunders, who proclaimed himself a "Professor of Music and Dancing," put his initials next to the tune, indicating he was the composer. Seattle fiddler, researcher and publisher Vivian Williams, who reviewed the volume, believes there is no reason to disbelieve Saunders' claim, as many other melodies in his volume are correctly attributed to their composers.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - learned in Boston, MA, by Jerry Holland from Angus MacEachern [Cranford/Holland].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 103. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 211, p. 78. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 140. Saunders (New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston, 1847; No. 21, p. 55.

Recorded sources: -



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