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LORD STRANGE. AKA and see "Lon Sclater Hornpipe," "Lonsdale Hornpipe (The)." English, Double or 'Old' Hornpipe (3/2 time). England, NorthWest. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEEFFGGHHIIGG'. 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."

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.

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