President Grant's Hornpipe

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PRESIDENT GRANT'S HORNPIPE. American, New England; Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The composition is credited to Harry Carleton in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), as are a number of other compositions in the volume. Nothing is definitively known about Carleton, and the name may have been a pseudonym.

Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), President of the United States 1869-1877



Union army commander Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) was elected 18th President of the United States and served two terms, from 1869-1877.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 102. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddler’s Repertoire), 1983; No. 101. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 137.

Recorded sources : - Shanachie 14001, "The Early Recordings of Angus Chisholm" (Cape Breton) {1978. Appears as "President Grant"}.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]
Hear Angus Chisholm's recording at the Internet Archive [2]



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