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LORD STRANGE. AKA - "Lord Stranger's Hornpipe." AKA and see "Lon Sclater Hornpipe," "Lonsdale Hornpipe (The)." English, Triple or 'Old' Hornpipe (3/2 time). England, NorthWest. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHIIGG': ABCDEFGHIJ (Offord). The tune is better-known today under the "Lonsdale Hornpipe" title. An excerpt from the tune (under the "Lonsdale Hornpipe" title) appears in John Offord's article "Lancashire and Cheshire Hornpipes" (English Dance and Song, Summer 1990, 52{2}). The melody appears in Thomas Marsden's Collection of Original Lancashire Hornpipes Old and New (1705) as "Old Lancashire or Lon Sclater Hornpipe." A version also can be found in the 1789-1841 music manuscript collections of Cumbria's Winder family, under the title "Lord Stranger's Hornpipe." John Offord lightly edited a few notes of the original ms. tune in his 1985 collection.

The title of the tune may reference Lord Strange, a title assumed by James Smith-Stanley (1716–1771), and although it was not a legitimately conferred title, he was commonly known by it. He was an M.P. for Lancashire from 1741 until his death, and Colonel of a regiment of militia briefly raised in 1760, then disbanded in 1762 when the war ended. Nevertheless, Strange remained its colonel for rest of his life. He was a friend since public school of General John Burgoyne, "Gentleman Johnny", a military figure, politician and playwright who eloped with Strange's sister.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "From an unknown MS" [Knowles]. The anonymous ms., thought to have been from the late 18th century, is in the Vaughn Williams Library.

Printed sources : - Knowles (A Northern Lass), 1995; p. 13. John Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; pp. 56-57.

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