Ravenscroft's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Ravenscroft's Hornpipe C:Thomas Ravenscroft (?) M:3/2 L:1/8 B:Young - 3rd Volume of the Dancing Master, 2nd edition (c. 1726) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin ABcd edcB dcBA|^G2(B2 B2)A2 ^G2E2|ABcd edcB dcBA|E2 (A2 A2)D2 ^C2 A,2:| |:agae fedc B2g2|ef f2^g G2 ABcA|agae fedc B2c2|E2 (A2 A2)E ^C2 A,2:| |:eccc fddd ecBA|^G2 (B2 B)A2 ^G2E2|eccc fddd ecBA|E2 (A2 A2)E2 ^C2 A,2:|]

RAVENSCROFT'S HORNPIPE.AKA and see "Tankard of Ale (A)." English, 'Old' or Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune and dance instructions ("Longways for as many as will") were originally found in the Third Volume of The Dancing Master [1] (Pearson and Young), 2nd edition, London, c. 1726, and later in John Walsh's The Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, editions of 1735 and 1754). Dance instructions were also printed in The Weekly Amusement; or, The Weekly Universal Magazine of Saturday, January 11th, 1734, p. 249. The tune bears the name of Elizabethan musician, theorist and editor Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1588-1635), but it is not known whether he composed it. "Tankard of Ale (A)" in the 1798 music manuscript of Yorkshire miller and musician Joshua Jackson is a related tune.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Bentley (Fallibroome Collection, vol. 6). Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 45. Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 13.

Recorded sources : - Cass Meurig & Nial Cain - "Deuawd" (2009. Version from a Welsh fiddler's manuscript copybook, Alawon John Thomas, 18th century).

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