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."