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PASSAIC HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Trafalgar Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. 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). John Hartford and Stacy Phillips both note the first strain is the same as "Brilliancy."

Source for notated version:

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

Recorded sources:




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