Rocky Mountain Hornpipe (1)

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X:1 T:Rocky Mountain Hornpipe [1] N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (1909-1993, Springfield, Mo., though N:originally from Greene County, Mo., Ozarks region). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/rocky-mountain-hornpipe D:Rounder 0133, Art Galbraith - "Dixie Blossoms" (1981) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [F2A2]-|[A2A2][A4A4] fe|d2 [d4f4][F2A2]-|[A2A2] Ad BAFD|[F2A2][E2A2][E3A3][FA]-| [A2A2] AA [A2A2]fe|d3c d2 A2|BABc dBAG|F2 D2[D3A3](F| [A2A2]) [AA][AA] [A2A2]fe|d2dc d2FF|[A2A2][A2A2] (d/B/A/G/)FD|[F2A2][E2A2][E3A3][FA]-| [A2A2] AA [A2A2]fe|d3c d2 A2|BABc dBAG|F2 D2[D4A4]|| |:a2fg a2 ba|gfef gfeA|defg afed|c2[A2A2][A3A3]e| a2fga2 ba|gfef gfeA|d2 B-A dBAG |F2D2D4:|



ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORNPIPE [1]. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Galbraith family lore has it that this was the oldest piece in their repertoire, dating back to the 1820’s, and was sometimes called "Old Rocky Mountain." Galbraith's mother, when he was a boy and learning the piece, would sit and pat her feet and say that it put her in mind of Indians dancing. There are similarities to “Zack Wheat's Piece,” but this "Rocky Mountain Hornpipe" seems unique to the Galbraith family.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Galbraith (1909-1993, near Springfield, Mo.), learned from his fiddling uncles, Tobe and Mark; "It was the oldest piece they knew" [Beisswenger & McCann, Phillips].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 41. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 221.

Recorded sources: - Rounder Records ‎0133, Art Galbraith - "Dixie Blossoms" (1981).

See also listing at:
Hear Art Galbraith's 1981 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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