Cosmopolitan Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Cosmopolitan Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (cB) | A>cE>G A>ce>c | d>fB>d g>ab>g | a>ec>a f>dB>A | G>AB>c d>EG>B | A>cE>G A>ce>c | d>fB>d g>ab>g | (3agf (3edc B>EG>B | A2 {g}a2 A2 :| |: (.c>.d) | e>fe>c A>ce>=g | f>fd>f B>df>a | (3^gag (3efe (3BcB (3GAG | (3EGB (3egb e'2 (.c>.d)|e>ec>A A>ce>=g|f>fd>f B>df>a|^g>fe>d c>BA>G|A2 {g}a2 A2 :||

COSMOPOLITAN HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Champion Double Clog Dance." American, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "As performed by J. Hand," notes Ryan, and "Can be used as a Clog." J. Hand may be one of two fiddling brothers, or father and son, Jimmy and John Hand, who may have been stage performers and/or local bandleaders in Massachusetts. William Bradbury Ryan attributed several tunes to them or cited them as his source. Perhaps the earliest recording is from 1908 by violinist Charles D'Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D'Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as "instructor on violin" in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, N.Y., and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford). The melody appears in an earlier Elias Howe publication as "Champion Double Clog Hornpipe."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 92. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 126.

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