Watson's Hornpipe

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WATSON’S HORNPIPE. English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first strain is shared with “Miss Sackville’s Fancy”, printed in Glasgow by James Aird in 1785. The melody with a different second strain appears as an untitled hornpipe in the George Henry Watson (Swanton Abbott, Norfolk) music manuscript collection, c. 1850-80 (hence the name "Watson's Hornpipe").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 26.

Recorded sources: Grand Union – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). GUCD 003-10, Grand Union – “Union Specific.”




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