Balkan Hornpipe

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 Theme code Index    1H71H2H 1H7L3H1H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 125
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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<abc float="left"> X:1 T:Balkan Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A | .d(f/d/) c/e/A/c/ | d/A/f/d/ e/g/c/e/ | .d(f/d/) c/e/A/g/ | f/d/e/c/ dA | .d(f/d/) c/e/A/c/ | d/A/f/d/ e/g/c/e/ | .d(f/d/) c/e/A/g/ | f/d/e/c/ d :: A/G/ | F/D/A/F/ d/A/B/G/ | F/D/A/D/ E/c/A/G/ | F/D/A/F/ d/A/B/G/ | F/D/E/C/ .D(A/G/) | F/D/A/F/ d/A/B/G/ | F/D/A/F/ E/c/A/G/ | F/D/A/F/ d/A/A/g/ | f/d/e/c/ d :||


BALKAN HORNPIPE. American, Scottish; Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning. AABB (Cole): AABB' (Kerr). The composition is credited to "Hayes" in Ryan's Mammoth Collection, perhaps a tongue-in-cheek reference to President Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), elected in 1876, and one of a few such jokes in Ryan's. Although his opponent, Tilden, won the popular vote, Hayes won the electoral vote and was confirmed in 1877. During the same year Russia went to war against Turkey, and the Balkans were a main theatre of the war, however, the exact connection with Hayes is obscure.

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 91. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 359, pg. 339. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 125.