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GEORGE GREEN'S COLLEGE HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. George Green (1895-1975) of Little Downham, East Anglia, was a melodeon player in the 20th century who played for the Little Downham Molly Dancers. His photograph was taken playing with the dancers by W.H. Palmer on Plough Monday, 1932 (reproduced in Elaine Bradtke's Truculent Rustics: Molly Dancing in East Anglia before 1940). The tune bears no resemblance to the familiar "College Hornpipe (The)" that is also known as the "Sailor's Hornpipe (1)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 156.

Recorded sources: Veteran VT150CD, George Green - "Heel & Toe" (various artists). Wild Goose WGS 320, Old Swan Band - "Swan-Upmanship" (2004).




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