X:1 T:Middletown Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe C:M. Higgins B:Original Dances, Waltzes & Hornpipes for the Violin (1829, p. 5) B:Composed by M. Higgins. New York. Published by Firth & Hall, 1 Franklin Sq. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c/B/|A/F/c/A/ f/c/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ f/e/d/c/|d/B/A/B/ G/A/F/G/|E/F/D/E/ Cc/B/| A/F/c/F/ f/c/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ f/e/d/c/|d/B/A/B/ c/f/e/g/|fFF:| |:c|g/a/b/g/ e/c/d/e/|f/e/f/c/ a/g/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ e/c/d/e/|f/e/f/d/ c/A/B/G/| C/F/A/c/ D/G/B/d/|E/G/c/e/ f/e/f/d/|c/f/B/f/ A/f/G/e/|fFF!D.C.!:||
MIDDLETOWN HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears among the music manuscripts of 19th century Setauket, Long Island, fiddler and painter William Sidney Mount (1807–1868). It is the same "Middletown Hornpipe" that was printed in Original Dances, Waltzes & Hornpipes for the Violin, by Michael Higgens, published in 1829 (p. 5).