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X: 1 T:Tom Tolley's Hp,aka.206 T:Tom Fowler's Hp,aka. RH.206 R:.hornpipe B:Rev.R.Harrison's MS,c1815,Cumbria O:England A:Temple Sowerby,Cumbria Z:vmp.Simon Wilson. Review PJH, 2008. M:2/4 L:1/16 Q:1/4=85 F:http://www.cpartington.plus.com/Links/HarrisonRev/Harrison(12-4-16).abc K:G (cd)|(dc)(BA) Ggfg|e4 d4|(cd)(cB) (AB)(AG)|F4 E4| (DE)(FG) A2B2|(c3d/e/) d2c2|BAGA D2F2|G6:| |:d2|(g2bg) (e2ag)|f4 d4|g2bg e2ag|f4 d2ef|\ gddd gddd|gdgd gddd| g3f (ed)(cB)|ABAG F3E|\ DEFG A2B2|(c3d/e/) d2c2|BAGA D2F2|G6:|



TOM TOLLIN’S. AKA – “Tom Tollus Hornpipe,” "Tom Tullus's Hornpipe," “Tom Tolley’s Hornpipe.” AKA and see "General Wayne's March," "Tom Fowler's Hornpipe.” Scotch, English, Welsh; Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. First printed by Scottish Borders printer James Aird in his Selections of Scotch English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (Glasgow, 1778). It appears in the 19th century manuscripts of English musicians Rev. Robert Harrison (Brampton, Cumbria, 1820, as an untitled hornpipe) and James Winder (Wyresdale, Lancashire, 1835-41 as "Tom Fowler's Hornpipe"). The tune appears in Robin Huw Bowen’s pocket tune book collection Llewely Alaw, No. 32. It appears to be a version of “Tom Fowler’s/Tom Tolley’s,” particularly in the ‘A’ part, although the ‘B’ part has an additional eight bars more than “Tom Fowler's Hornpipe.” In America, a version of the tune appears under the title “General Wayne's March” in Samuel Holyoke’s Instrumental Assistant (Albany, N.Y., 1800).

Chief Francis O'Neill picked up the tune from an unknown source and included it as a set dance in one of his later volumes, O'Neill's Irish Music (1915) as "Tom Tully."


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Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1778. Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 25. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3),1885, p. 234. O’Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 400; p. 192. Terry "Cuz" Teahan (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1980

Recorded sources : - EFDSS CD13, Magnetic North – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). YDW CD05, Magnetic North – “The Miller’s Jig.”




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