Annotation:Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (2)

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NED KENDALL'S HORNPIPE [2]. AKA and see "Favorite Hornpipe (5) (A)," "Fireman's Hornpipe," "Old Voile," "Reefer's Hornpipe," "Reel des chantiers," "Reel du chauffeur." American, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole): AA'BB' (Kerr). The tune is cognate to and closely related, particularly in the first strain, to the popular "Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (1)," widespread in North America. Ned Kendall [1] (1808-1861) was a famous Boston-based mid-19th century keyed-bugle player, although it has also been rumored that was also the name of a competition-winning African-American step dancer of the same era. The melody was published as "Favorite Hornpipe (5) (A)" by Providence, Rhode Island, music teacher, violinist and dance fiddler George Saunders in his 1847 violin tutor, who may have been the source for the tune. Boston music publisher Elias Howe published the tune in his massive Musician's Omnibus Complete in 1864 under the title "Fireman's Hornpipe." This is perhaps the version that was in the repertoire of Maine fiddler Mellie Dunham; the elderly Dunham was Henry Ford's champion fiddler in the late 1920's. It was played by Bath County, Kentucky, fiddler George Lee Hawkins (1904-1991), who kept the hornpipe dotted rhythms in his playing, resisting the temptation to turn it into a reel (as happened with many hornpipes in old-time tradition), and to change the key. Montreal fiddler Joseph Allard (1873-1947) recorded the hornpipe under the title "Reel des chantiers/"Reel du chauffeur" in 1930, and may have picked it up from New England fiddlers. See also the related Irish hornpipe "Swinging around the Circle" (printed by Francis O'Neill) and the Quèbècois "Reel des chantiers." See note for "Annotation:Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (1)" for more on Kendall. The first strain is also shared with American Old-Time reels "Old Viole" AKA "J.B. Miller's Hornpipe."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 87. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880’s; No. 382, p. 42. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 171. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 141, p. 25.

Recorded sources : - Hear fiddler George Lee Hawkins' 1977 field recording (by John Harrod) at the Digital Library of Appalachia [2] and Slippery Hill [3]

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