Annotation:Watson's Hornpipe

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X: 1 T:Watson's Hornpipe. GHW.065 T:Hornpipe. GHW.065 M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/2=90 C:Untitled in MS S:George H.Watson,MS,Swanton Abbott,Norfolk,c1880 R:.Hornpipe O:England A:Norfolk Z:vmp.Taz Tarry K:D AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 (cd)|efge dcBA|! AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 g2|fdec d4:|! |:f2 (df) agfe|e2 (ce) aedc|defd B2 cd| efge dcBA|! AGFG A2 d2|BGde dcBA|defe B2 g2|fdec d4:|]

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. 1890 (hence being dubbed "Watson's Hornpipe"). Compare also with "Lishman's Second Hornpipe" which may have had a common ancestor, and with the first strain of "Saturday Night (6).

Additional notes

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

Recorded sources : - Grand Union – “Hardcore English” (2007. Various artists). GUCD 003-10, Grand Union – “Union Specific.” Topic TSCD 752, Grand Union - “Stepping Up: A History of the New Wace of English Country Dance Music” (2004).

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