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NIAGARA HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Boston publisher Elias Howe printed contra dance instructions along with the tune (1000 Jigs and Reels, c. 1867), and dance directions only in his American Dancing Master, and Ball-Room Prompter (Boston, 1866). The printing in Ryan's Mammoth (1883) and its successor, Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes (1940), gave the tune wide dissemination, and it was played by fiddlers from Missouri (Cyrill Sinnett), North Dakota (Joe Pancerzewski), New York's Adirondacks (Mark Hamilton), to Nova Scotia (Tom Doucet).