Peacock's Feathers (4)
X:1 T:Peacock Feathers  M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:John Burks’ music manuscript, dated 1821 N:The ‘B’ part is only 7 measures long in the ms., with a 4th N:and 5th measure collapsed into one. N:A reconstructed ‘B’ part from the 4th measure on might go: N:…|FGAF D2 dc|Bdcd BcAc|GBdg edcB|Agdc BGAF|G2G2G2:| K:G df|g2 (dB) GABA|FGAF DEDC|B,DGB Aced|cBAG FA Df| g2 dB GABG|FGAF DEDC|B,DGB cdec|BGAF G2G2:| |:dc|Bdcd BcAc|GBdg edcB|cded cBAG|D2 dc BdBd| GBcg edcB|Agdc BGAF|G2G2G2:|]
PEACOCK FEATHERS . AKA and see "Peacock's Fancy (2)." English, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the music manuscript copybook of fiddler John Burks, dated 1821 (a photocopy in the ed. possession). Unfortunately nothing is known of Burks, although he may have been from the north of England. The same tune, set in the key of 'A' major, was published by Laybourn in Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2 (1881-1885, p. 116) as "Peacock's Fancy (2)."