Douglas's Favorite Hornpipe
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DOUGLAS('S) FAVORITE HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Doug's Favorite," "Ice on the Pumphandle," "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)," "Mountains of Kerry (The)," "Reel Maginot," "Shape's Hornpipe" (Pa.), "Hopple's Tune" (Pa.), "Woody's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, White): AB (Bayard). Bayard (1944) identifies this tune as a "quite well known dance air" generally known in published collections as "Douglas Favorite" or "The Mountain Hornpipe." In local Pennsylvania tradition the tune showed considerable variation. In notes to the tune in his 1981 book Bayard thought it "at least a little older than the mid-nineteenth century." See also J.O. LaMadeleine's version as "Reel Maginot," recorded in Montreal in 1939.