Gloucester Hornpipe (2)

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X: 1 T:Gloucestershire Hornpipe [1] T:Gloucester Hornpipe [2] R:hp 32 C:Trad. ed. Barry Callaghan S:'Hard Core English' page 17D O:England A:Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire B:Hard Core English ISBN 978 085418 201 5 Z:PJHeadford 2008 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=140 K:G G,3G G2G2|:AGAF G2GA|BABG cBcA|BABG AGAF| G,4 G4|AGAF G2G2|FGAB AGFE|1D2D2 DCB,A,|G,4 G4:|2D2D2 D2|| |:dc|dcBA GFED|E2C2 C2ed|eded cBAG|F2D2 D2d2| dcdB e2e2|dcdB e2e2|dgfe dcBA|1G4 G2:|2G2G2 G4|] W:From the playing of George, father of Stephen Baldwin.



GLOUCESTER HORNPIPE [2]. AKA - "Gloucestershire Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe (whole time). A different tune than "Gloucester Hornpipe (1) (The)," it was collected in 1910 by Cecil Sharp from fiddler Charles Baldwin (c. 1822-c. 1920), Stephen Baldwin's father (see note for "Gloucester Hornpipe [1]"). The tune is a version of "Nelson's Hornpipe (2)." Sharp visited Baldwin, then aged 88 and residing in the Almshouse at Newent (9 miles from Gloucester in the Forest of Dean), and noted down five tunes from him, including "Polly Put the Kettle On" and several morris pieces. Baldwin had played for the morris dancers at Clifford's Mesne until around 1870 when the dancing stopped. For some reason, perhaps a miss-hearing of the local accent, Sharp had Charles's first name as George [c.f. Philip Heath-Coleman in notes to Musical Traditions MTCD334]. The melody is a version of "Nelson's Hornpipe," notes Phillip Heath-Coleman [1], who also remarks the the Baldwin's, father and son, "seem to have used the name 'Gloucester Hornpipe' (amongst others) rather freely, and not always for the same tunes."


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Printed sources : - Barber (Nick Barber's English Choice), 2002; No. 38, p. 20 (as "Gloucestershire Hornpipe"). Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 17. Menteith & Burgess (The Coleford Jig: Traditional Tunes from Gloucestershire), .

Recorded sources : - DMPCD0203, Nick & Mary Barber with Huw Jones - "Bonnie Kate." Old Swan Band - "Still Swaning After All These Years."




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