X:1 T:Rambler’s Hornpipe T:Old French T:Little Old Man M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe or Reel S:From a transcription by Carmelle Bégin of the playing of fiddler Dawson Girdwood. K:D (AB/c/)|:d2 (c>d) B>dA>F|D>FA>d f2 (e>d)|c>de>f (3gfe c>A|1 d2 [d2f2] [d2f2] (3ABc:|2 d2 [d2f2] [d2f2] (c>d)|| |:e>fe>d (3cdc A2|A>EA>c e2 (d>c)|(B>G)(B>d) g>fe>d|(3cBA (c>e) a2 (c>d)| e>fe>d c2 A2|A>EA>c e2 (d>c)|B>GB>d g>fe>d|1 (3c>BA A2 A2 (c>d):|2 (3cBA A2 A2 (3ABc||
RAMBLER'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Little Old Man,” "Old French." Canadian, American; Hornpipe or Reel. USA, northern N.Y. Canada; Ontario, Québec (Gaspé). D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The alternate title “Little Old Man” was given by Carmelle Bégin, from the playing of Ontario fiddler Dawson Girdwood. The tune has been popular at American contra-dances as “Old French.” "Rambler's Hornpipe" was recorded on a 1990 home tape by fiddler Erskine Morris (1913-1997), originally from Douglastown, an anglo-francophone community on the tip of the Gaspé peninsula. See note for "Old French" for more.