Shape's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Shape's Hornpipe S:Hogg (1944) M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 258A) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (3DEF|G2 gd edBG|G2 ga edBG|DGBG AGBG|DGBG AGEF| G2 ga edBA|G2 ga edBG|gfga ecAF|G2G2G2:| |:z2|B3cd2d2|cBcd e2e2|A3B cBcA|Ggfa g2g2| dodge eceg|fdfa gfge|dBdg ecBF|G2G2G2||



SHAPE'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see"Hopple's Tune" (Pa.), "Douglas's Favorite Hornpipe," "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)," “Woody's Hornpipe.” American, Reel or Hornpipe (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is usually known as "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)" or "Douglas's Favorite Hornpipe." Bayard traced versions to the Elias Howe collections of the mid-19th century, but thought it might have been a bit older than that. His souce, William Shape, was an elderly Greene County (southwestern Pa.) fiddler. See also the Québecois version by Tommy Duchense et ses Chevaliers du folklore as "Reel de St. Alphonse."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - The tune was collected by Samuel Bayard in 1944 from the playing of a fiddler named Hogg.

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife) 1981; No. 258, pp. 219-220.






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