Annotation:Pump Room (2) (The)

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X:1 T:Pump Room [2], The M:C| L:1/8 R:March B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 605) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G dc|B2 cB A2 BA|G2G2G2 FG|A2A2 ABcA|BcdB G4| B2 cB A2 BA|G2G2G2 FG|A2 A2 BAGF|G2G2G2:| |:e2|e2 c2c2e2|d2B2B2d2|c2B2A2G2|FGAF D2D2| e2c2c2e2|d2B2B2d2|c2B2A2G2|d4 d2:|]

PUMP ROOM [2], THE. American, Hornpipe or March (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was entered into the American music manuscript copybook of flute player R.B. Washburn (1816-1820). Elias Howe labels the tune a hornpipe, but it also plays like a march.

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Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 605. Charles Robbins (The Drum and Fife Instructor), 1812; p. 28.

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