Devil's Hornpipe

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DEVIL'S HORNPIPE. Old-Time, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The melody is similar to "Speed the Plow (1)" and "Blanchard's Hornpipe (1)." It was in the repertoire of Missouri fiddler Roy Wooliver (Dent County), and John Hartford learned it from the playing of Gene Goforth. The title appears in a list of tunes compiled by W.E.G. of Verbena (Chilton County), Alabama, printed in the Union Banner, September 29th, 1922, although it may not refer to the Missouri tune.

Roy Wooliver on fiddle



Source for notated version: John Hartford [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 189.

Recorded sources: Rounder 0442, John Hartford - "Hamilton Ironworks" (2001). Rounder CD-0388, Gene Goforth - "Emminence Breakdown" (1997).




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