X:1 T:Randall's Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion N:The final bar has been corrected (B2b2B2 in the edition). K:Bb (F/D/) | B,/B/A/B/ F/B/A/B/ | d/B/f/d/ b/(B/A/B/) | G/B/F/B/ E/B/D/B/ | c/d/e/c/ B/A/G/F/ | B,/B/A/B/ F/B/A/B/ | d/B/f/d/ b/(B/A/B/) | G/B/F/B/ E/B/D/B/ | G/e/A/c/ B :| |: (f/g/) | d/f/B/d/ F/B/D/B/ | d/B/F/D/ E/c/D/B/ | C/F/A/c/ e/c/A/F/ | B/b/f/d/ c(f/g/) | d/f/B/d/ F/B/D/B/ | d/B/F/D/ E/c/D/B/ | C/F/A/c/ e/c/A/c/ | Bb B :|
RANDALL'S HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A heavily arpeggiated hornpipe that began as a New England regional tune and was adopted in several North American fiddling genres, from musicians as disperse as Texas, Kentucky, and Ontario. Bath County fiddler George Lee Hawkins' (1904-1991) version features a good example of what musicologist Chris Goertzen calls "dwell notes", i.e. 'rest' notes at the end of a phrase or cadence that are awarded extra beats by the fiddler, sometimes heard in Appalachian fiddle tunes. Hawkins stretches out his cadences with extra beats on the final note of each strain.