Golden Star Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Golden Star Hornpipe N:From a field recording of fiddler Jimmy Wheeler (1917-1987, N:Portsmouth, Scioto County, southern Ohio), by John Harrod M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Despite title, the tune is played undotted. Q:"Fast" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3557 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|GBAF GEDE|GBec d2 ef|gfed cBAG|FGAB AFDF| GBAF GDB,D|GBec d2ef|gfga ecAF|G6:| |:Bc|d2BB gg2B|e2c2 aa2g|fgfe dcBA|Bdce d2Bc| d2 dB gg2B|e2c2 aa2g|fgfe dcBA|G2DB, G,2:|



GOLDEN STAR HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe or Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Golden Star Hornpipe" is a classic 19th century hornpipe, such as could be found in Ryan's Mammoth Collection or other of the Elias Howe publications. However, Portsmouth, southern Ohio, fiddler and instrument repairman Jimmy Wheeler played the tune quite fast, so that any vestiges of a dotted rhythm were ironed out in the speed and performance. Some other musicians play the tune with more of the dotted rhythm. Wheeler's source for the tune is unknown.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Field Recorders' Collective FRC401, "Jimmy Wheeler" (2004. From field recordings made in the mid-1980's by Jeff Goehring). JMP Records JMPCD39, "Dave Bing" (1997). Rounder 0533, Roger Cooper - "Essence of Old Kentucky"

See also listing at:
Hear Jimmy Wheeler's field recording by John Harrod at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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