Honeycomb Rock (The)

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X:1 T:Honeycomb Rock M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Irvin Yaugher Jr. (southwestern Pa., 1943) B:Bayard - Hill Country Tunes (1944, No. 11A) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G ge|dBcA BAGB|dBcA [DB]z ge|dBcA BAGB|AGF[DA] Gz:| |:>ze/f/|g2 fg afdf|g2 fg az ga|baag .f2.d2|edef gz:||



HONEYCOMB ROCK, THE. AKA and see "McClellantown Hornpipe." American, Reel (whole time). USA, Pennsylvania. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard says this tune is a form of a British dance tune called "Push about the Jorum (1)," AKA "Rowan Tree (1) (The)," "Lads and Lasses (2)," and "Rattle the Bottles." The Pennsylvania-collected tune takes its name from some form of the associated rhyme:

I went to see the widda', and the widda' wasn't home;
I went to see her daughter, and she gave me honeycomb.

(Bayard, 1944).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Irvin Yaugher Jr., Mt. Independence, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1943 (learned from his great-uncle) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 11A.






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