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HEADLIGHT, THE. American, Hornpipe (cut time, or 4/4). G Minor (Cole, Kerr, Ryan): A Minor (Craig). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Labled a 'jig' in Ryan's Mammoth/Cole's 1000 (refering to a "straight" or "sand jig," a type of syncopated duple-time dance tune and not the Irish 6/8 jig), a 'clog dance' in Kerr.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 82. Craig (The Empire Collection of Hornpipes), c. 1890's; p. 5. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 390, p. 43. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 115.