Annotation:Old Spand Hornpipe

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X:4 T:Old Spand Hornpipe A:London, England Q:1/2=110 M:9/4 L:1/4 S:T.Marsden, Collection of Lancashire HPs, 1705 Z:Village Music Project + Pete Stewart, 2004 <> K:C "^Ed-You might like to try G Dorian" GDFECEDB,D|FCFFCFE2F|GDFECEDB,D|GDGGDFE2F|| GDF ECEDB,D|C3 F2A/B/c2B/A/|dDFECEDB,D|G,3G2A/B/c2B/A/|| Bd2Ac2GB2|A3F2A/B/c2B/A/|Bd2Ac2GB2|B/A/B/c/dG>ABc>BA|| B>c d/B/ A>B c/A/ G>A B/G/|A>B c/A/ F>G A/F/ A>B c/A/|\ B>c d/B/ A>B c/A/ G>AB/G/|B>c d/B/ G>A B/G/ A>B c/A/|| B/A/ B/c/ d e/d/e/f/gf/e/f/g/a|f3F2A/B/c2B/A/|\ B/A/ B/c/ d e/d/e/f/gf/e/f/g/a|g3G2A/B/ c2B/A/|| Bd2eg2fa2|f3F2A/B/c2B/A/|\ B/A/ B/c/ d e/d/e/f/gf/e/f/g/a|g3G2A/B/ c2B/A/|| f>edg>fef>ed|c>B A/G/ F>GA/B/ c>de|f>edg>fe a>gf|g3G2A/B/c2d/e/|| fdBcAFGDB,|C3F2A/B/c2d/e/|fdBcAFGDB,|D3G2A/B/c2B/c/|| D2GC2FB,2D|A,2FFCFE2G|D2GC2GB,2D|G,2GGDFE2F|| G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ ECEDB,D|FCFFCFE2F|\ G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ ECEDB,D|G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ G/D/E2F|| G/D/ G/D/ G/D/ ECEDB,D|C3F2A/B/c2B/A/|\ d2c/B/c2B/A/ G/AB/G|D3G2A/B/c2B/A/| dBGcAFG/AB/G|cAF2 ABcBA|dBGcAFG/AB/G|B/A/ B/c/ddGdc2B/A/|| B/A/B/c/dA>Bc B/A/B/c/d|A>BccFd c>BA|\ d2c/B/c2B/A/GDB,|G,3G2A/B/c2B/A/|]

OLD SPAND HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Lad with the Trousers On (The)," "Waterman's Dance." English, "Old" Hornpipe (triple time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDEFGHIJKL. "Old Spand Hornpipe" is to be found in Thomas Marsden's A Collection of Original Lancashire Hornpipes, Old and New. Containing Divisions upon each (London, 1705, No. 4). The book was sold out of Henry Playford's shop at the Temple Change, priced at one shilling. Matt Seattle finds a 9/8 time version in John Bell's (1783-1864) Northumbrian tune manuscript under the title "Lad with the Trousers On (The)" and finds cognates in Thomas D'Urfey's "Country Sheep-Shearing (The)," "Sheep Shearing," and "Esqr. Lessar." A spand was an old name for a handle or haft.

John Offord believes Daniel Wright's "Young Spauds Hornpipe" is a 'corrupt version' of "Old Spand Hornpipe." Compare also "Old Spand" with "Old Haile Hornpipe," "Jack Warrel's Hornpipe" and the "Rolling Hornpipe (The)" family of hornpipes.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 2017 (originally published 1985); p. 54.

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