Annotation:Hand Organ Hornpipe

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HAND ORGAN HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Beckels Hornpipe," "Bristol Hornpipe (The)," "Harlequin Hornpipe (3)," "Lamplighter's Hornpipe (2)," "Pretty Kate Reel," "Clover Blossom (The)," "Slayley Bridge Hornpipe." Englsih, Irish, Scottish, American; Hornpipe. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Burchenal): AABB (Cole). The tune appears in a number of 19th century published and manuscript collections under a bewildering variety of titles, but usually set as a hornpipe. It would seem to have an English provenance, or at least appears earliest in English collections, but it can be found in Scotland, England, Ireland and North America. Burchenal prints the tune under the title "Lamplighter's Hornpipe (2)," and also gives a New England contra dance by that title. Ira Ford (Traditional Music in America, 1940) prints the tune as "Melodeon Hornpipe."

A hand organ is a musical instrument that makes music by rotation of a cylinder studded with pegs, as in a barrel organ, grind organ, hurdy gurdy, hurdy-gurdy, or street organ.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Burchenal (American Country Dances), 1918; pp. 49-50. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 87. William Ross (Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music Book 10), 1885, No. 385; p. 17 (appears as untitled hornpipe or march). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 122. White's Unique Collection, 1986; No. 97, p. 17.

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