Annotation:Stephenson's Fancy Hornpipe

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STEPHENSON'S FANCY HORNPIPE. Scottish, English; Hornpipe (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Stephenson is a common name, and the title could refer to any number of people. However, there is another tune in editor W.B. Layborn's 2nd Köhler’s Violin Repository collection that is named for a specific person by that name. His hornpipe "Stephenson's Monument" honors engineer George Stephenson, who developed railways in the north of England. His son, Robert, was also an engineer who designed and built the High Level Bridge in Newcastle in 1849, the first road/rail bridge in the world. Perhaps it is one of those individuals to whom "Stephenson's Fancy Hornpipe" refers.

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Printed sources : - W.B. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 104.

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