Merry Man Hornpipe (The)

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MERRY MAN HORNPIPE, THE. AKA and see "Harlequin Gambols," "Harlequin Hornpipe (4)." English, Irish; Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. See also the related "Pet of the House (The)." Although O'Neill (1922) indicates he copied the tune from Wilson's Companion to the Ball Room (1816) the tune does not appear in the volume under the "Merry Man" title, but rather as "Harlequin Hornpipe (4)." It appears O'Neill thought the original title needed reframing.

Source for notated version: copied from Wilson's Companion to the Ballroom (1816) [O'Neill].

Printed sources: O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 333. Wilson (A Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 128 ("Harlequin Hornpipe").

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