Lightning Hornpipe (3)

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X:1 T:Lightning Hornpipe [3] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musician’s Companion (1843, p. 70) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb E/E/|E2G G2B|B2e e2g|f=ef dfa|c'b=a b2 E/E/| E2G G2B|B2e e2g|f=ef aBd|fee e2:| |:f|f2 f f=ef|b2f d2d|f2e c2=A|B2d f2f| f2f f=ef|b2f d2d|fec =AGA|cBB B2!D.C.!:|

LIGHTNING HORNPIPE [3]. American, Jig (6/8 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Lightening Hornpipe [3]" is obviously a 6/8 time jig, but the title is probably not a mistake. Scottish fiddlers sometimes called 6/8 time pieces 'reels', and, similarly, the term 'hornpipe' for the 6/8 tune probably refers to its use as a dance tune (rather than descriptive of the musical metre).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Second Part of the Musician’s Companion), 1843; p. 70.

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