Sir Charles Cotton's Hornpipe
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SIR CHARLES COTTON’S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Sir Charles Cotton  (1753-1812) was a career naval officer who served in the Royal Navy from the American Revolution through the Napoleonic era. After a long career as a post captain he was promoted to admiral and was involved in keeping the French fleet contained in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Perhaps his finest hour was in 1808, when he skilfully extricated Sir John Moore’s army from Galacia, after it was closely pursued by the French. He was recalled to England later in the year, and Cahusac’s tune no doubt honors his celebrity.