Saxon's Hornpipe

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SAXON'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Bridge of Lodi (The)," “Down Back o' Shoddy,” “Hell on the Potomac (3)," “Hunter's Hornpipe (1),” “Huntsman's Hornpipe,” “Lochmaben Hornpipe,” “Lord Nelson's Hornpipe (1),” "Nelson's Hornpipe (2)." AKA – “Saxonies,” “Saxona’s.” English, Hornpipe (cut time, whole time). England; Shropshire, North West. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A very popular tune under a variety of titles. It appears as “Saxon’s/Saxona/Saxonies Hornpipe” in a number of 19th century English musicians’ manuscripts, including John Moore, Joseph Kershaw, William Calvert (1812, Leyburn, north Yorkshire), John Clare (c. 1820, Helpstone, Northants), William Hall Lister (c. 1850’s, East Boldon, near Newcastle), William Thomas Green (1851, Northumberland), Rev. Robert Harrison (1820, Brampton, Cumbria), Thomas Lambert (c. 1860, Ferrybridge, Yorkshire) and Robert Dale Owen (1826, New Lanark, Scotland) [Callaghan, 2007]. In Scotland the tune is also known under the title “Lochmaben Hornpipe.” Jamie Knowles (1993) remarks there are some fine Scottish versions of this tune. See also fiddler Charles Baldwin’s (c. 1822-c. 1920) “Gloucester Hornpipe (2).”


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1837-1840 MS by Shropshire musician John Moore [Ashman]; the music manuscript of Joseph Kershaw, a musician from Slackcote, Saddleworth, North West England who began his entries around the year 1820 [Kershaw].

Printed sources : - Ashman (The Ironbridge Hornpipe), 1991; No. 19a, p. 4. Knowles (Joseph Kershaw Manuscript), 1993; No. 69. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 38.






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