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X: 1 T: NEGRO SAND DANCE R: hornpipe B: James Kerr "Merry Melodies" v.2 p.46 #412 Z: 2016 John Chambers <> M: C L: 1/8 K: C |:\ E2 (3(GEG) c>GE>G | F2 (3(AFA) c>AF>A |\ G>BG>B d>BG>B | c>ec>e g>ec>G | E2 (3(GEG) c>GE>G | F2 (3(AFA) c>AF>A |\ G>Bd>B G>fd>B | c2c2 c2 H:| |:\ A2 (3(cAc) e>cA>c | B>eB>^G E>E^F>G |\ A2 (3(cAc) e>cA>c | B>eB>^G E2e2 | A2 (3(cAc) e>cA>c | B>eB>^G E2f2 |\ (3(efe) (3(ded) (3(cdc) (3(BcB) |\ [1 A2a2 a2 :|[2 A2z2 "_D.C."[B4F4] |]

NEGRO SAND DANCE. AKA - "Sand Dance (1)." AKA and see "Morduant's Hornpipe." English, Clog or Hornpipe (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A sand dance is a mid-to-late 19th century term for a clog or hornpipe tune used as a vehicle for a solo dance on a stage that has been sanded to facilitate the brushing movements of the feet. The tune has an unknown provenance but may well be American in origin. Kerr "borrowed" many tunes from Elias Howe publications (particularly Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883) for his Merry Melodies collections beginning with his second volume. A derivative hornpipe shows up in Irish tradition under the title "Morduant's Hornpipe."

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Printed sources : - Craig (The Empire Collection of Hornpipes), c. 1890; p. 5. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 412, p. 46. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 155.

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