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O'NEILL'S HORNPIPE [2] (Crannciuil Uí Niall). AKA and see "Boss Clog Hornpipe (The)," "Dixon's Slide." American, Irish; Hornpipe (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe was first published by Boston editor Elias Howe in his 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1869) where it was entitled "Boss Clog Hornpipe (The)," a reference to a musician by the name of Jimmy Norton, "the Boss Jig Player" (since the hornpipe was in a section of tunes attributed to his playing). Sgt. James O'Neill contributed the tune to Capt. Francis O'Neill's collection. As he almost certainly sourced it from Howe's collection, naming it "O'Neill's" after his own "boss" was a bit of a sly joke.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 1, p. 87. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 213. O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1766, p. 329.

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