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X:1 T:Little Florrie T:Little Hennie C:Robert Whinham (1814-1893) M:C L:1/8 S:T. Armstrong manuscript c. 1850 K:G (3def|(3gba (3gfe dcBA|cBAG AGEG|DGBd cBAG|B2A2A2 (3def| (3gba (3gfe dcBA|cBAG AGEG|DGBd edcA|G2G2G2:| |:B,C|DGBA GFED|EGcB AGFE|DGBd cBAG|F>Gd>d d2 (3def| (3gba (3gfe dcBA|cBAG AGEG|DGBd edcA|G2G2G2:| |:(3def|gfgb afdf|eceg dBGB|cgec BgdB|AGAB A2 BA| GdBG FGAB|cBcd ecAF|GdBG FAdf|g2g2g2:||



LITTLE FLORRIE. AKA and see "Little Hennie." English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Composed by Robert Whinham [1] (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. Graham Dixon (1995) believes the "Little Hennie" title in the Charlton Memorial publication was a misinterpretation of Whinham's "Little Florrie" owing to the florid sytle of writing in the original manuscript the tune was copied from. Other that the title, both versions are musically identical.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - T. Armstrong (Hindley Steel) manuscript c. 1850 in John Armstrong of Carrick's collection [Dixon].

Printed sources : - Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 29. Hall & Stafford (The Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1956; p. 41 (as "Little Hennie").

Recorded sources : - Topic 12TS413, Cut & Dry Band - "No. 2" (1980).

See also listing at :
See also the Rude Mechanicals' two part arrangement of "Little Hennie" [2]



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