Vendome Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Vendome Hornpipe M:C| L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F (AB) | c>fe>f d>ba>g | (3fga f>c (3ABc A>F | E>FG>A B>cd>c | (3BAG (3AGF E>dc>B | A>fe>f d>ba>g | 93fga f>c (3ABc A>F | E>dc>B (3AGF (3GFE | (3FAc (3fcA F2 :||: A2 | (3BAG (3AGF (3EGB (3dcB | (3c=Bc (3Acf (3agf (3fed | (3BAG (3AGF (3EGB (3dcB | (3c=Bc (3Acf (3agf (3edc | (3d^cd (3g^fg (3bag (3fed | (3c=Bc (3geg (3agf (3edc | (3dfe (3dcB (3AGF (3GFE | (3FAc (3fcA F2 :|]



VENDOME HORNPIPE. AKA and see “Independent Hornpipe (The).” American, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Can be used as a Clog" (Cole). The title perhaps refers to Boston’s Vendome Hotel (160 Commonwealth Ave.), as so many of the titles in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection have Boston-area associations. It has been a popular name for hotels, however, in imitation of the famous Place Vendome, a Paris square with residences for the wealthy along the sides, and its luxurious Hôtel de Vendôme. The first section of the Boston hotel was built in 1871, with a second section by architect J. F. Ober completed in 1882, at which time an independent plant designed by Thomas Edison was installed to give Boston it’s first electrically-lit commercial building..

The Vendome Hotel, Boston, c. 1890’s.

Darley & McCall print the tune as “<incipit title="load:Independent" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Independent Hornpipe (The)">Independent Hornpipe (The)</incipit>” in their Feis Coil Collection.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 112. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 388, p. 43. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 148.

Recorded sources: -“Fiddlers Three Plus Two.” Rounder LP7005, Carl MacKenzie – “Welcome to Your Feet Again” (1976. Appears as second hornpipe of “Robert Cormack, Aberdeen” medley). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Carl MacKenzie (et al) – “The Art of Traditional Fiddle” (2001. Appears as second hornpipe of “Robert Cormack, Aberdeen” medley).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index of Recorded Sources [1]



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