Annotation:Palmetto Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Palmetto Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A (3EFG | A>GA>B A>ce>c | B>^AB>c B>Fd>c | B>cd>e f>ga>f | e>ag>f (3.e.f.e (3.d.c.B | A>GA>B A>ce>c | {c}B>^AB>c B>Fd>c | B>cd>e f>ga>f | (3.e.f.e (3.d.c.B A2 :| |: c2 | B>e^d>e B>g=f>^g | e>Be>g b2 a>g | f>ga>f ^d>Bc>^d | (3.e.g.f (3.e.d.c B2 G>A | B>e^d>e B>g=g>^g | e>Be>g b2 a>g | f>ga>f ^d>Bc>d | e2g2e2 :|]

PALMETTO HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Manchester Hornpipe (2)," "Midnight Dance (The)," "Old Tanglefoot," "Portsmouth Hornpipe (2)," "Prince Regent's Hornpipe (2)," "Ror Hornpipe," "Snowflake Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. A Major ('A' part) & E Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe has an English provenance, with versions of the hornpipe appearing in musicians manuscript collections in the first half of the 19th century as "Manchester Hornpipe (2)," "Portsmouth Hornpipe (2)", "Prince Regent's Hornpipe (2)," "Ror Hornpipe," and others. Perhaps the title refers to South Carolina's official State Tree, the Sabal Palmetto, which honors the repulse of a British attack on Sullivan's Island on June 28th, 1776, when a palmetto-log fort, under Colonel William Moultrie, withstood the barrage of British cannons until the fleet retreated.

William Bradbury Ryan also printed another version of the tune in his 1883 collection, under the title "Old Tanglefoot." "Midnight Dance (The)" is the title used for the tune in Francis O'Neill's Music of Ireland (1903).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 95. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 127.

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