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X:1 T:Miss Mountan’s M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c/B/ | A/c/f/a/ g/b/e/g/ | f/c/d/c/ B/A/G/F/ | E/G/c/e/ c/B/A/G/ | F/E/G/E/ C>B, | A,/C/F/A/ c/f/a/f/ | e/d/b/g/ f/e/d/c/ | f/c/d/b/ g/e/c/e/ | fff :| |: g/a/ | g/e/c/e/ g/e/b/a/ | g/f/e/d/ ^c/e/A/G/ | F/A/d/f/ A/d/f/a/ | g/f/e/f/ d/e/f/d/ |

c/A/G/F/ E/G/C/B,/ | A,/C/F/A/ c/f/a/f/ | B/d/g/b/ E/G/c/e/ | fff :|]


MISS MOUNTA(I)N'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Chase the Squirrel (2).” New England, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Tolman calls this tune an example of the "degenerate period" of composition, by which he means the highly arpeggiated and ornamented style of writing. Ryan prints the figures to the dance Chase the Squirrel under the tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Gretchen and Rebecca Koehler [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Burchenal (American Country Dances, vol. 1), 1918; p. 16 (appears as "Chase the Squirrel"). Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 106. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 208. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 143. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 22.

Recorded sources: -Seamus Connolly – “Here and There” (1993).



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