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FORESTERS (HORNPIPE), THE. AKA - "Greenfield Hornpipe," Greenfields." American, Canadian; Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Long a popular dance tune in the Canadian Maritimes and New England. The earliest published instance of the hornpipe is in a volume called Michael Higgens' Original Dances, Walzes & Hornpipes for the Violin (1829), where it appears under the name of "Greenfield Hornpipe." In Canada it was popularised through the playing of radio and TV fiddler Don Messer, and The Cape Breton Symphony (Winston Fitzgerald et al). The tune is miss-titled "Ike Forrester's Reel (2)" in Gene Silberberg's 2002 collection.