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X:1 T:Rival Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:Also played as a hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D | G/D/G/B/ d/G/B/d/ | g/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ | A/B/c/d/ e/c/A/G/ | G/F/A/F/ D(E/F/) | G/D/G/B/ d/G/B/d/ | g/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ | A/B/c/d/ e/c/A/F/ | GGG :| |: (F/G/) | A/D/F/D/ A/D/F/D/ | c/D/B/D/ A(G/A/) | B/D/G/D/ B/D/G/D/ | d/D/c/D/ BD | G/D/G/B/ d/G/B/d/ | g/f/e/d/ c/B/A/G/ | A/B/c/d/ e/c/A/F/ | GGG :|]

RIVAL HORNPIPE. AKA - "Rival Reel." AKA and see "Fair Maidens (1) (The)," "Turner's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Kerr): AABB (Cole, Page). There was a 19th century clipper ship Rival, according to American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews, that the tune title may honor, although any explanation regarding a rivalry of any sort is as likely a reason for the name. The hornpipe was published in 1850 in Boston by music publisher Oliver Ditson under the title "Turner's Hornpipe," exactly the same as it appears in the later Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). It lends weight to the supposition that the publication of Ryan's Mammoth Collection predated Kerr's Merry Melodies vol. 2 (undated), although Ryan and Kerr may both have had access to Ditson's earlier publication. Francis O'Neill used the title "Fair Maidens (1) (The)" for the tune in the early 20th century.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 30 (appears as "Rival Reel"). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880’s; No. 360, p. 39. Page (Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 23. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 55.

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