X:1 T:Peerless Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G | c/G/E/G/ C/G/E/G/ | F/G/D/G/ F/G/D/G/ | (E/G/)c/d/ (e/c/)f/e/ | d/c/B/A/ .G(3G/A/B/ | c/G/E/G/ C/G/E/G/ | F/G/D/G/ F/G/D/G/ | (E/G/)c/d/ (e/d/)c/B/ | c[Ec][Ec] :: (Bc) | d/B/G/B/ d/B/g/f/ | e/c/G/c/ e/c/a/g/ | ^f/d/A/d/ f/d/b/a/ | g/a/f/g/ e/f/d/e/ | c/G/E/G/ C/G/E/G/ | F/G/D/G/ F/G/D/G/ | (E/G/)c/d/ (e/d/)c/B/ | c[Ec][Ec] :|]
PEERLESS HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Tin Wedding." American, Hornpipe. C Major (Cole, Phillips, Ryan): G Major (Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A simplified version of the hornpipe was played by fiddler Vernon Riddle of Spartanburg, South Carolina. As a young man in the 1950's Riddle was stationed at an Air Force base in Amarillo, Texas, and for many years had the fortune to find and learn from a number of mid-20th century Texas fiddle greats, including Eck Robertson, Benny Thomasson, Jack Mears, and the Solomons. There were several tunes from Ryan's Mammoth Collection/Cole's 1000 in his repertoire, including "Peerless Hornpipe."