Portsmouth Hornpipe (2)

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X:1 T:Portsmouth Hornpipe [2] M:C| L:1/8 B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musician’s Companion (1843, p. 48) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Ador |:GFGA GBdB | AGAB cdef | gfgd ecAG |1 FGEF D4 :|2 G2G2 G4 :| |:d2dc B2g2 | e2ed c2a2 | g2gd ecAG | FGAB A4 | d2dc Bdg2 | e2ed cea2 | gfgd ecAF | G2G2 G4 :|



PORTSMOUTH HORNPIPE [2]. American, Hornpipe (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain is shared with "Mathewson's Hornpipe" (see note for "Mathewson's Hornpipe" for more). Curiously, Elias Howe printed a cognate version of the melody on the same page as "Portsmouth Hornpipe (2)," called "Prince Regent's Hornpipe (2)," which, although a bit more 'notey' is the same tune.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies vol. 2), New York, 1817; p. 59. Howe (Second Part of the Musician's Companion), 1843; p. 48.






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