Old Noll's Hornpipe

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OLD NOLL'S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe (3/2 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody and dance instructions ("Longways for as many as will") appear in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master [1], first published in 1710 (with the final edition issued in 1728). It also appears in Walsh & Hare's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1719, p. 23), reissued by son John Walsh around 1754. See note for "Old Noll's Jig" for possible origin of title.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 34.

Recorded sources:

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