Olive Branch Hornpipe

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OLIVE BRANCH HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Humphrey's Hornpipe (2)," "Humphrey's Reel," "Reconciliation (The)." American, Hornpipe. A Major. Standard. AABB. John Hartford finds that the melody "hints at" the Cole's (1940) "Peter Street (1)," and the second strain suggests O'Neill's "Flower of the Flock." The title "Olive Branch" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) perhaps has to do with the aftermath of the American Civil War, which ended in 1865. Paul de Grae suggests the Ryan title may be the source of O'Neill's "Reconciliation" name).

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (Cape Breton) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 114. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 212. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 152.

Recorded sources: Brownrigg Productions BRG GMI 001, Cape Breton Symphony - "Fiddle vol. 1" (c. 1970's).

See also listings at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [3]




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