Annotation:Lord Nelson's Hornpipe (2)

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LORD NELSON'S HORNPIPE [2]. AKA and see "Admiral Lord Nelson's Hornpipe," "Cloone Hornpipe," "Nelson's Hornpipe (1)," "O'Gallagher's Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe. England; Lincolnshire, East Anglia, Shropshire. B Flat Major (Preston): G Major (Gibbons): A Major (Cahusac). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was published under the "Lord Nelson's Hornpipe" title in London publisher Thomas Preston's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1800. At that time Horatio Nelson had newly won perhaps his most decisive victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. Among other honors, he was awarded the title Baron Nelson of the Nile, and thus became 'Lord Nelson'.

No relation to the "Lord Nelson's Hornpipe (1)" in the Hardy mss., however, "Lord Nelson's Hornpipe [2]" was entered into a number of English musicians' manuscript collections of the first half of the 19th century.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - the 1823–26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778–1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources : - William Cahusac (The German Flute Preceptor), c. 1814; p. 27. Thomas Preston (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1800), 1800; no. 396, p. 178. Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; p. 13.

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