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X:1 T:Eclipse [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb F/E/ |D/F/B/F/ d/F/B/F/|D/F/B/c/ df| e/d/c/B/ A/c/d/e/ | f/=e/f/g/ f/_e/d/c/ | D/F/B/F/ d/F/B/F/ |D/F/B/c/ df | e/d/c/B/ A/F/G/A/ | BdB :| |: d/e/ | f/b/B/d/ f/=e/g/f/ | _e/d/c/B/ GF/E/ |D/F/B/d/ B/c/d/B/ | e/d/c/B/ cd/e/ | f/b/B/d/ f/=e/g/f/ | +e/d/c/B/ GF/E/ | D/F/B/d/ c/B/A/c/ | BdB :|

ECLIPSE [1]. American, Hornpipe. B Flat major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. While the title probably simply refers to one of the recurring celestial events, Al Smitley suggests the tune may possibly have been named for the clipper ship Eclipse, a name that appears in American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews. There was also a famous 18th century racehorse and sire named Eclipse (1764-1789), from Northumberland.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 100. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 135.

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