X:1 T:Sacramento 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 F>G|A2 AB AF F2|BABG E2E2|Adfd edfd|AcAF GFED| A2 AB AF F2|BABG E2E2|Aceg fedc|d2d2d2:| |:A2|Acec Aceg|face dcBA|Acec Aceg|fefg a2a2| Acec Aceg|face dcBA|BcdB AGFE|F2D2D2:|]
SACRAMENTO HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the mid-19th century music manuscript collection of amateur musician W.E. Eames, who was perhaps from Philadelphia, Pa. The city of Sacramento, California, was founded in 1848 on the banks of the Sacramento River. The young town endured catastrophic flooding in 1850 and 1861, and a fire in the early 1850's destroyed much of the town (the earliest buildings at present date to the 1850's). Despite these setbacks, the city was selected as the state capital in 1854 after Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo failed to convince the state government to remain in the city of his namesake.