Fox in the Dumps (The)
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FOX IN THE DUMPS, THE. AKA and see "Cooper's Hornpipe," "Exciseman's Hornpipe (The)," "Lancaster Hornpipe (1)," "Maiden Hornpipe," "Smith's Hornpipe (8)," "Swan's Hornpipe." English, Reel or Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears  in the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, about whom unfortunately little is known. Vickers gives the alternate title "Exciseman's Hornpipe (The)." "Fox in the Dumps", like numerous other tunes from the Thompson's 1773 collection, was entered into the 1788 music copybook of fiddlers Johan and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.). A version was also entered into the c. 1850 music manuscript copybook of Lake District musician William Irwin (No. 106).