Duxbury Hornpipe

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DUXBURY HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Dundee Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Credited to N. Sampson in Ryan's/Cole's 1000, however, the tune is a variant of the large "Dundee Hornpipe" family of tunes. The hornpipe bears some general resemblance to an old Pennsylvania reel collected by Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, 1981; No. 100, p. 59). No one knows who "N. Sampson" was, however, there Sampson family was an old family in the Duxbury area, descendents of Henry Samson, who came over on the Mayflower. Boston publisher Elias Howe, in whose several publications "Duxbury Hornpipe" appears, may have had some connection with the family or town. See also the related reel "Pantomime."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 110. Howe (Diamond School for the Violin), c. 1861; p. 75. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 71. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 146.

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