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X:1 T:Wood's Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe B:James Aird – Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs (1803; No. 67, p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G DE/F/|G2G2G2 Bc|dBdg dBAG|edcB cBAG|FGAB A2 DE/F/| G2G2G2 Bc|dBdg dBAG|edcB cBAG|FGAB A2:| |:Bc|dBdg dBdg|eceg eceg|edcB cBAG|FGAB A2 Bc| dBdg dBdg|eceg eceg|gfed cBAG|D2G2G2:|]



WOOD'S HORNPIPE. English, Scottish; Hornpipe (whole time). G Major (Aird): A Major (Blackman, Howe, Laybourn, Wilson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Blackman, Howe): AA'BB'. The melody also appears under the “Wood’s Hornpipe” title in the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, Wigton, Cumbria. It is nearly identical to the version printed in Kerr, save that the last measure of the ‘A’ part in the ms. goes


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Printed sources : - Aird (Aird's 6th and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs) 1803; No. 67, p. 26. Blackman (A Selection of the most favorite Hornpipes for the Violin), c. 1810-22; No. 5. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus No. 6), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 600. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880’s; No. 356, p. 39. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 157. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 140.






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