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HURON LINE. Canadian, Hornpipe. Canada, Cape Breton. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Cape Breton fiddler and composer Dan R. MacDonald (1911-1976). The name Huron was used for a Native American tribe in the Great Lakes region, and the lake was named for them. The word Huron is French and implies a likeness to a wild boar. In France the term was applied to peasants because of their rough, bristling hair and as applied to the Indians it referred to the way they forced their hair to stand up in a sort of crest, in the style of the northeastern woodland tribes (Matthews, 1972).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cameron (Trip to Windsor), 1994; p. 70.

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