Annotation:Prince Regent's Hornpipe (1)

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X:1 T:Prince Regent’s (Hornpipe) [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G(b/a/) a/g/f/g/ | e/f/g/e/ e/d/B/d/ | d/c/A/c/ c/B/G/B/ | Add (e/f/) | g(b/a/) a/g/f/g/ | e/f/g/e/ e/d/B/d/ | e/d/B/G/ e/d/B/G/ | A/G/A/B/ G2 :| |: d/^c/d/e/ d/=c/B/A/ | G/B/d/B/ g/d/B/G/ | d/^c/d/e/ d/=c/B/A/ | G/B/d/B/ gd | e/c/e/g/ d/B/d/g/ | e/c/e/g/ d/B/d/g/ | e/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/ | G2 {f}g2G2 z2 :|

PRINCE REGENT'S HORNPIPE [1]. American, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Prince Regent of England early in the 19th century was George IV, who ruled as regent from 1811-1820 due to the mental incapacity of his father, George III. He became King George IV on the death of his father and ruled until his own death in 1830. The decade prior to his kingship is called the Regency Period. While it is likely the tune title refers to George, there were two other Prince Regents in the 19th century; Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark served as regent from 1784 to 1808 for his father, King Christian VII of Denmark, who was insane, while Prince William of Prussia served as regent from 1858 to 1861 for his older brother King Frederick William IV of Prussia, who had become mentally unfit to rule.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 115. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 153.

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