Richard's Hornpipe (2)

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X:1 T:Richard's Hornpipe [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Joyce – Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D fg|afaf|d2 (3efg|ecec|A2 GF|GABc|defg|ecAc| e2 fg|afaf|d2 ef|ecec|A2 GF|Ggbg|fdec|d2 dd|d2|| de|fedc|B2 ga|{g}b2e2|e2 cd|edcB|A2 fg|{f}a2d2|d2A2| B>cdB|AFAF|B>cdB|AFAF|Ggbg|fdec|d2dd|d2||



RICHARD'S HORNPIPE [2]. AKA and see "Richer's Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Learned by the collector P.W. Joyce as a child in Limerick. There is nothing of Irish character in the melody however, and the tune is a version of “Richer's Hornpipe” or “Richar’s Hornpipe,” named after a famous English acrobatic dancer of hornpipes who usually effected a nautical character. Richer was also known for his rope-dancing.


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Printed sources : - Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 109, pp. 55-56.






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