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X:1 % T:Rock's Hornpipe M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Irvin Yaugher Jr. (Mt. Independence, southwestern Pa., 1944), who S:learned the tune from his great-uncle. B:Bayard – Hill Country Tunes (1940, No. 93) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AG|F[DA]DD DFED|CE[A,E][A,E] A,[CE][A,E][A,E]|DF[DA]B [DB]A[DB]c| defe dcBA|FADD DFED|CEA,A, A,[CE]EE|DFAd B^GEC|D2 DD D2|| d>e|fdfa f2 e>c|defe dcBA|Bdef {f}gfed|c2A2A2 d>e| fdfa f2 e>c|defe dcBA|GABc dBAG|F2 DD D2||

ROCK'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Prime's Hornpipe," "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (1)." American, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Fiddlers spell the local title of this Irish tune as we give it here; but they always pronounced it 'Jirrock's', stressing the last syllable. It has long been quite popular in Fayette County, but has not thus far turned up elsewhere in western Pennsylvania. Other variants are O'Neill, Music of Ireland, No. 1597; Joyce 1909, No. 63 {Prime's Hornpipe}" (Bayard, 1944).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Irvin Yaugher Jr., Mt. Independence, Pennsylvania, October 19, 1943 (learned from his great-uncle) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 93.

Recorded sources: -

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