Miss Thompson’s Hornpipe

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MISS THOMPSON('S HORNPIPE). AKA – “Miss Thompson’s Reel.” AKA and see "Derrol's." English, Hornpipe; American, Reel. England, Northumberland. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is very similar to "Fisher's Hornpipe" in the second part. New England contra dance musician’s play the tune as a reel. See also note for “Mrs. Thompson of Gofton's Strathspey.”


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Becky Miller [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Hall & Stafford (Charlton Memorial Tune Book), 1956; p. 43. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 154. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 185.

Recorded sources : - Flying Fish FF 250, The Battlefield Band "Home is Where the Van Is" (1981). Philo 1040, Jay Ungar & Lyn Hardy "Catskill Mountain Goose Chase" (1977. Learned from Jody Stecher). Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40126, Northern Spy – “Choose Your Partners!: Contra Dance & Square Dance Music of New Hampshire” (1999). Voyager VRCD 352, "Salmonberry: New England Contra Dance Music" (1991).




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