X:1 T:Dorsetshire Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe Q:"Allegro" B:Thomas Wilson - Companion to the Ball Room (1816, p. 139) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb fe|d>cde fedc|B>ABd F2 FE|DFBd edcB|A2c2c2 fe| d>cde fedc|B>ABd F2 FE|DFBd ceAc|B2B2B2|| AB|cBAG FGAB|c2c2c2 Bc|dcBA GABc|d2d2d2 FE| DF B2 EG c2|FB d2 GB e2|d2 cB FBAc|B2B2B2||
DORSETSHIRE HORNPIPE, THE. English, Hornpipe. D Major (Kennedy, Raven): B Flat Major (Howe, O'Neill, Wilson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of the tunes associated by Emmerson (1971) with the stage character solo-hornpipe dance. The melody also can be used for a schottische. The name Dorset stems from the Latin term Dornsaete, signifying the people whom made their homes around the Roman city of Dorchester (Matthews, 1972).