Durrock's Hornpipe

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DURROCH'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "DurROCK'S" (Pa.), "G. ROCK'S" (Pa.), "JirROCK'S" (Pa.) {second syllable accented in the preceeding}, "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (1)," "Waterford Hornpipe," "Prime's Hornpipe," "G. Rock's" (Pa.), "Muddy Water (1)" (Pa.). American, Irish; Hornpipe. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Always played as a hornpipe in Pennsylvania, according to Bayard (1981). The variant Pennsylvania names "G. Rock," "Jirrock's," and "DurRock's" all were pronounced with the second syllable accented. P.W. Joyce collected the tune in Ireland as "Prime's Hornpipe," while Capt. Francis O'Neill learned it as a boy in County Cork (as "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (1)").

Source for notated version: Adam Smitley (Fayette County, Pa., 1946) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 116, pp. 65-66.

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