Annotation:Passaic Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Passaic Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A (cB) | AEAc ecea | fdfa ecAc | dBfe dcBA | GABc B2E2 | AEAc ecea | fdfa ecAc | dfed cBAG | A2c2A2 :| |: (ED) | CAGA cAGA | FAEA DACA | FDFA dcBA | GABG E2 (ED) | FDFA dcBA | GEGB edcB | Aagf edcB | A2c2A2 :|]

PASSAIC HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Trafalgar Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Named for the former mill town of Passaic, New Jersey, settled by the Dutch in 1679 and incorporated as a city in 1873, a decade before the tune was published in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). Essentially the same tune also can be found in Ryan's collection in 2/4 time under the title "Trafalgar Hornpipe." John Hartford and Stacy Phillips both note the first strain is the same as "Brilliancy."

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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 93. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; No. 732, p. 183.

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