Sailor's Hornpipe (3)
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SAILOR'S HORNPIPE  (Crannciuil an mairnealaig). AKA and see “Cameron's Favorite,” “Dan Cameron's Favorite,” “Miss Gayton’s Hornpipe.” Irish, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. O’Neill found the melody in a volume printed in London before 1850 called Encyclopedia of Melody, One Thousand and Twenty-one Airs Selected from the National Music of All Countries, etc., etc., arranged by William Forde. A hornpipe called “Miss Gayton’s Hornpipe,” named for a London stage dancer and found in English collections and musicians manuscript copybooks, is a cognate tune, albeit more distanced in the second strain. “Cameron's Favorite,” from Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) is also a cognate tune, a Lancashire clog identified as having a Scottish provenance by O’Neill. O'Neill seems to have been hopefully nudging the tune into an Irish provenance, perhaps on the basis of the volume edited by William Forde (1796-1850), a County Cork musical scholar, collector and musician who established himself both in Cork and London (P.W. Joyce printed 256 melodies that Forde colllected in his Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, 1909). Evidence points in this case, however, to an English provenance.