Reefer's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Reefer's Hornpipe M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:M.E. Eames music manuscript book, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859 (p. 40) S: http://archive.org/details/MEEamesBook N:Eames was perhaps from Philadelphia Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FG|ABAG FDFA|BABc d2d2|Bdcd AFDF|EDEF E2 FG| ABAG FDFA|BABc d2d2|dfed cABc|d2f2d2:| |:A2|Adcd Bdcd|Adcd fdcd|efgf edcB|ABAG FDFA| Adcd Bdcd|Adcd fdcd|efgf edcd|edfe d2:|]



REEFER'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "J.B. Miller's Hornpipe," "Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (2)," "Old Voile," "Reel des chantiers," "Reel du chauffeur." American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The melody was entered into the 1859 music manuscript collection of M.E. Eames, a musician probably from Philadelphia, Pa., as "Reefer's Hornpipe." Dance instructions for Reeper's Hornpipe appear in George Washburn's The Ball-Room Manual of Contra Dances and Social Cotillons (1863). See also the northern Kentucky variants "J.B. Miller's Hornpipe" and "Old Voile."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ken Campbell [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Guest (A Hundred Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; p. 44. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 625. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 220.

Recorded sources : - Banff RBS 1163, Graham Townsend – "International Fiddling Champion 1963."

See also listing at :
Hear Gramham Townsend's 1963 recording on youtube.com [1]



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