Thunderbolt Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Thunderbolt Hornpipe N:From the playing of Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, N:Nebraska), 1949 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Univ. of Missouri, Bob Walters - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory (1976) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb FE|D[B,2D2][B,/D/][B,/D/] [B,2D2][B,2D2]|B,DFB dBFD|[A,F][A,2F2][A,/F/][A,/F/] [A,2F2][A,2F2]|ABcd cAFE| D[B,2D2][B,/D/][B,/D/] [B,2D2][B,2D2]|B,DFB dBFD|CFAc ecAF|B2 {c}BA B2:| |:ff|bfdB FBdB|cBAG F4|Ag2g g2f2|Af2A fgf2| [B4f4][B4f4]|[d4f4][e4g4]|fbag fedc|B2 (c/B/A) B2:|

THUNDERBOLT HORNPIPE.AKA - "Thunder Hornpipe [3]." American, Reel (2/4, 4/4 or cut time). USA; Arkansas, Nebraska. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. “Thunderbolt Hornpipe” is one of the ‘100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes’ according to Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson]; Bob Simmons (Granite Falls, Washington) [Williams].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory vol. 1), 1973; No. 46, p. 35. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 228. Stuart Williams (The Evergreen Fiddler, vol. 2), 2006; p. 8.

Recorded sources : - Voyager VRCD 344, Howard Marshall and John Williams – “Fiddling Missouri” (1999).

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