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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.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Benny Thomasson (1909–1984, born in Runnels County, Texas, and raised in Gatesville) [Phillips]. Learned from Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes (1940).

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 95. Howe (The Musician's Companion, Part 3), 1844; p. 41. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 217. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 131.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 7018, Frank Ferrell - "Boston Fiddle: The Dudley Street Tradition" (1996).

See also listing at:
Hear a 1977 field recording of the tune played by George Hawkins (Bath County, Ky.) at the Digital Library of Applachia [1] and at Slippery Hill [2]
See/Hear Patti Kusturok [3] and Vi Wickham [4][5] play the tune on youtubde.com.



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