J.B. Miller's Hornpipe

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J.B. MILLER'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Old Viole." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Owen County native Joseph Bernard "J.B." Miller (1902-2002) ran a violin repair shop from his garage off Southland Drive, Lexington, Kentucky.of violins. Born on a farm, J.B. was a barber for forty years before retiring in 1946, after which he devoted himself to making and restoring violins. Self-taught, he completed some 40 violins and a few other instruments in his lifetime, and had a local reputation (Roy Acuff owned one of his violins), but not a national one [1]. A somewhat irascible character, Miller was a storyteller and something of a natural philosopher (he once told a client that he fashioned the back of the violin he made for him from timber from the USS Constitution). See note for "Old Viole" for more on this tune.

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Recorded sources: - Yodel-Ay-Hee 028, The Monks - "Let Us Play" (1999).



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  1. Tenkotte, Claypool, "The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky", 2015, p. 620.