Mountain Ranger Hornpipe (1)

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MOUNTAIN RANGER HORNPIPE [1]. AKA and see "Mountain Top (1)," "Quilty (The)," "Quilty Boat (The)," "Rose Bud Reel/Rosebud Reel." American, Irish, Scottish; Hornpipe. USA; New England. B Flat Major (Cole, Ford, Kerr, Miller & Perron, Tolman): D Major (Sweet). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. William Bradbury Ryan printed directions for a dance by the same name with the tune. He also printed the tune elsewhere in his 1883 collection as "Rosebud Reel," but the tune under that title was first printed in Rhode Island musician George Saunders' 1847 violin tutor, which seems likely to have been Ryan's source for the reel.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 102. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 112 (appears as "Mountain Ranger"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 396, p. 44. Miller & Perron (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; No. 123. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1965/1981; p. 45. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 13 (appears as "Mountain Ranger"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 138. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 130, p. 23.

Recorded sources: Kicking Mule KM216, Strathspey - "New England Contra Dance Music" (1977).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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