Annotation:Knocking Hornpipe

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KNOCKING HORNPIPE. American, Walk Round (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. From the title, the melody appears to be associated with blackface minstrelsy, in the mode of such songs as "Who's Dat Knockin (at the Hen-House Door)," in which rapping the instrument is featured in the piece.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 401, p. 45.

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