Sir Garnet's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Sir Garnet's Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3 (1885, p. 243) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:E (G>A)|(B>c)B>A (G>B)e>g|(f>g)a>f c2a2|(g>a)b>g (a>g)f>e|(d>e)c>d B2 G>A| (B>c)B>A (G>B)e>g|(f>g)a>f c2a2|g>(ab>)g-(3agf (3Bcd|e2[B,2E2][B,2E2]:| |:(G>A)|(3BBB (G>B) e>BG>B|(3BBB (G>B) e>BG>B|(3ccc (A>c) (a>g)f>e|d>ec>d B2 G>A| (3BBB (G>B) e>BG>B|(3BBB (G>B) e>BG>B|(c>a)g>f e>dc>d|1 e2[B,2E2][B,2E2]:|2 e2 (3EGB e2!D.C.!||

SIR GARNET'S HORNPIPE. Scottish, Hornpipe (whole time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The hornpipe title perhaps refers to Sir Garnet Wolesley [1] (1833-1913), field-marshal and commander of the British Army (from 1895-1900) who conducted several successful military expeditions in the Sudan and elsewhere. In 1885 he was created Viscount Wolseley, of Wolseley in the County of Stafford, and made a Knight of the Order of St Patrick. Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride (1881), an operetta with music by Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) and libretto by W.S. Gilbert (1836-1911), mentions Wolseley when Colonel Calverley refers to:

The genius of Caesar or Hannibal
Skill of Sir Garnet in thrashing a cannibal.

The popular period phrase everything's all Sir Garnet meant things were 'highly satisfactory', 'all is in order,' or 'all right.'

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885, p. 243.

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