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X:1 T:Washington Hornpipe M:4/4 L:1/8 K:A Major ABcd eA (3AAA | fAgA aA (3AAA | fAeA dBcA | (3BcB GB AGFE | ABcd eA (3AAA | fAgA aA (3AAA | fAeA dBcA |1 (3BcB GB A (3EFG :|2 (3BcB GB A (3F_G^G ||: AD (3DDD BD (3DDD | dcBA BAFD | dcBA BAGF | E2 CE DCB,A, | AD (3DDD BD (3DDD | dcBA BAFD | dcBA BAGF |1 (3EFE CE D (3FG^G :|2 (EFE CE D2 ||

WASHINGTON HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Blueskin's Hornpipe," "Clog double" “Good for the Tongue ,” “Jenkins' Hornpipe,” “Cois Ceimeanna (Na)," "Smyth's Hornpipe," "Stepping Stones (1) (The)," "Stoney Steps (The)," "Stony Steps (The)," "Tumbler's Hornpipe (1).” American, Scottish, Hornpipe. B Flat Major (Honeyman, Kerr): A Major (‘A’ part) & D Major (‘B’ part) {Brock}. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Honeyman): AA’BB (Kerr). The tune was published in several Scottish 19th century compilationas as "Jenkins' Hornpipe," beginning with Cameron's Selection of Violin Music (1859; p. 29). The "Washington's" title seems to have originated with William Bradbury Ryan. An early recording of the tune is by accordion player William McElligot in New York in 1934. McElligot was from Newcastle West, County Limerick, but spent most of his life in the United States.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Craig (The Empire Collection of Hornpipes), 1890; p. 6. Honeyman (Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor), 1898; p. 51. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), Glasgow, c. 1880; No. 31, p. 46. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, Boston, 1883; p. 127.

Recorded sources : - Gael Linn 155, Paul Brock – “Mo chairdin.” Sue Richards – “Hazel Grove.”

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