Griffin Hornpipe (The)
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GRIFFIN, THE. AKA - "Griffin's Hornpipe (The)." Scottish, Canadian; Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the c. 1850 music manuscript copybook of Lake District (Cumbria) musician William Irwin as an untitled hornpipe.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 318, p. 35. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 64. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 110, p. 70.
Recorded sources: Apex AL 1639, Don Messer - "The Don Messer Quartet Plays Country Music."