Whiddon's Hornpipe

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WHIDDON'S HORNPIPE. English, Scottish, American; Hornpipe. B Flat Major (most versions): G Major (Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The second strain is something of a ‘floater,’ similar to the first strain of “Norfolk Hornpipe (1)” printed in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (c. 1883) and credited to W.H. Whiddon, and also to that of “Wily Old Bachelor (The).”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 85. Craig (Empire Collection of Hornpipes), c. 1890; p. 7. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880’s; No. 386, p. 43. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 322, p. 189. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 119.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records, John Campbell – "Cape Breton Violin Music" (1976).

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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