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LITTLE HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe or Reel. USA, Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "In this tune we again have a piece with an unstable and changeable second strain. A Greene County tune in the Bayard Coll. (No. 243) has this first part and an entirely different second. But it is not improbable that the two halves of (this tune) really belong with each other, since when taken together they make up a tune which gives strong indications of being derived from the well-known 'Durang's Hornpipe (1),' a fiddle tune popular among country musicians everywhere. Almost any popular collection of country dances contains a version of 'Durangs;' a good set is in Ford, p. 53; another is in Adam, No. 19" (Bayard, 1944).

Source for notated version: Mrs. Sarah Armstrong, (near) Derry, Pennsylvania, November 18, 1943 [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 34.

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