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YARMOUTH HORNPIPE [1]. AKA and see "Lawson's Hornpipe (1)," “Manchester Hornpipe (1),” “Morning Fair,” “Pigeon on the Gate (7),” “Texarkana Hornpipe,” “Tomorrow Morning.” English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The hornpipe exists under numerous titles, and was widespread and popular throughout England, although the title The Yarmouth Hornpipe is often associated with East Anglia. The Yarmouth Hornpipe was originally the name of a step-dance in the south of England, for which several (and perhaps many) tunes were played as the vehicle for the dancers. As often happens, the tunes were sometimes called by the name of the dance, through association. East Anglia dulcimer player Billy Bennington (“The Barford Angel”) had a “Yarmouth Hornpipe,” for example, which elsewhere was the well-known “Flowers of Edinburgh.”

The tune appears in numerous musicians manuscript copybook collections, and can be found in the 1850-1880 music manuscripts of George H. Watson (Swanton Abbott, Norfolk), and the 1833 copybook of Lionel Winship (Moat Hill, Wark, Northumberland). William Lister (Northumberland) had a version under the title "London Hornpipe."

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