Constitution Hornpipe (2)

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X:1 T:Constitution Hornpipe [2] N:From the playing of Carlton Rawlings (1907-1969, Bath N:County, Ky.), from a field recording that came into N:the possession of John Harrod in the 1970's. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3976 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb G,A,|B,DFB dBFD|EEGB eBGE|FFAe dcAF|BAFE DCB,G,| B,DFB dBFD|EEGB eBGE|FFAe dcAF|BAdc B2:| F2|BFBc dedB|cdcB AFGA|B2B2 BcdB|cBAG FFGA| BABc dBAB |cdcB AFGA|BcBA GFGe|[M:3/2]dcAc B2BcB2 || K:F AB| [M:C|]cdff afcA| BBdf bfdB |cceb ag-ec |fecB AGFD| FAcf afcA |BBdf bfdB| cceb agec |feag f2AB| ccfg afcA| BBdf bfdB |cceb ag-ec |fecB AGFD| FAcf afcA |BBdf bfdB| cceb agec |feag f2|| [c2f2]|fefg abae|gagf ecde|f2f2 fgae|gfed ccde| fefg aaef|gagf ecde|fgfe dcdb|[M:3/2]gfec f2fg f2||



CONSTITUTION HORNPIPE [2]. AKA and see "Harlequin Hornpipe (1)," "Swower Creek (1)" (Pa.). American, Hornpipe or Reel (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCD. The first strain is shared with "Harlequin Hornpipe (1)," but the other strains are different. While the original tune was published in New England by Elias Howe, it was absorbed in tradition, and can be heard as an old-time reel in central Kentucky [c.f. Carlton Rawlings' version].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Howe (Musician's Omnibus), 1851; p. 40.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Hear Bath County, Ky., fiddler Carlton Rawlings' c. 1960's field recording at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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