John Sharp's Hornpipe
X:1 T:John Sharp's Hornpipe T:Sharp's Hornpipe  S:John Sharp (1894-1964, Sharp Place, Jamestown, Cumberland Plateau, northern Tennessee) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:From a 1949 home recording by Sgt. Alvin York N:AEae tuning (fiddle) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/sharps-hornpipe Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix E2-|EFEC D2DF|ECEG A2Ac|BABc dAcA|BcdB AGFD| E2CC D2DF|ECEG A2AB|c2Ag afed|cABG A2:| K:A (ef/g/|a2)g2f2e2|gebe gebe|a2g2f2e2|gebf e2 a2-| abaf edcA|dBed cAB=G|A2 (ef/g/ a)fed|cAB=G A2:|]
JOHN SHARP'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "John Sharp's Tune," "John Sharp's Reel," "Sharp's Hornpipe (1)." American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA, Cumberland Plateau region of Ky./Tenn. A Major/Mixolydian. AEae or standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips): AA'BB' (Milliner-Koken). John Sharp's band, the Kentucky Wildcats, was a popular Cumberland Plateau string band in the 1920's and 1930's. Sharp, born in 1894, recorded this tune and others in 1949 on a home disk cutter purchased by his neighbor, the decorated World War I veteran Alvin York. The melody is a variant of "Miller's Reel (1)." Kerry Blech thinks Indiana fiddler Dick Summers' “Same Time Today as it was Yesterday" is a related tune .
- FIDDLE-L, 5/28/96.