Madam Cathrin's Hornpipe

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MADAM CATHRIN'S HORNPIPE. English, 'Old' Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDE. The melody was published in London by Henry Playford in Thomas Marsden's Collection of Original Lancashire Hornpipes, Old and New (1705, p. 22). Nothing is known of Marsden, save that he played the violin, and that his name implies connections with the North of England (although nothing indicates where he was from or where he lived). There is a single surviving copy of his volume, held by the British Library.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Offord (John of the Greeny Cheshire Way). Marsden (Collection of Original Lancashire Hornpipes, Old and New), 1705; p. 22.

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