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LITTEN HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. F Major (Huntington/Litten): D Major (Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Huntington/Litten): AABB (Miller). An untitled hornpipe in the manuscript, given the title "Litten('s) Hornpipe" by editor biography:Gale Huntington (1977).

Source for notated version: William Litten, who compiled his music manuscript collection c. 1800-1802, apparently while serving as a ship's fiddler with the British East India fleet (he served on the HMS Gorgon on the return voyage, 1802). The ms. came into the possession of Allen Coffin (b. 1788), of Martha's Vineyard island, Massachusetts, who brought it home with him when he returned. [Huntington]

Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 18 (p. 5 in the original ms.). Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 296, p. 176.

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