One Eyed Fiddler
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ONE EYED FIDDLER. AKA and see "Manchester Hornpipe (1)," "Sailor's Hornpipe (2)," "Rickett's Hornpipe," "New College Hornpipe (1) (The)." English, Hornpipe. England, Dorset. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears under the "One-Eyed Fiddler" title in the music manuscripts of the Hardy family of Dorset, England, whose most famous member was the novelist Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). It is a version of the well-known "Manchester Hornpipe (1)," but the "One-Eyed" title seems to have been unique to the Hardy family.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Trim et al (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 62.
Recorded sources: Saydisc Records, The Mellstock Band - "Under the Greenwood Tree." Saydisc Records CD-SDL 115, Paul Wilson & Ben van Weede - "One Eyed Fiddler: Folk Songs and Music of Southern England" (1980).
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Hear Paul Wilson & Ben van Weede's recording on youtube.com