New Dick Hornpipe
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NEW DICK HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Merry Man Hornpipe (The)," "Once upon My Cheek." Scottish, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is a member of a large family of hornpipes related primarily in the first strains, which tend to be quite close. The second strains, instead of being grossly different from one another are rather similar structurally and harmonically, with some being closer to others in terms of melody. Versions can be found in Irish repertory ("Merry Man Hornpipe (The)," "Pet of the House (The)," "Stage Hornpipe (3) (A)"), as well as Scottish, but ultimately all seem derived from the English country dance "Harlequin Gambols" dating from a mid-1770's stage production (and which may have been composed by John Abraham Fisher, of "Fisher's Hornpipe").