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 Theme code Index    1H2H4H4H 3H61H5H
 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    Biography:William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 132
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
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BONANZA HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole/Ryan): AA'BB' (Cranford). Originally a Spanish word, bonanza means 'prosperity'. It has been used in the United States since 1847 to refer to a rich mine and was perhaps the name of an actual mine in Nevada. The term has been applied to any development (albeit usually economic) in which there have been large or windfall profits.

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987) [Cranford]. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 97.

Printed sources: Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald), 1997; No. 36, p. 13. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 132.

S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
A | d(d/f/) e/g/f/a/ | gg g/f/e/g/ | f/a/d/f/ B/g/e/c/ | d/c/d/f/ a/A/B/c/ | d/c/d/f/ e/d/e/g/ | 
f/e/f/a/ g/f/g/b/ | a/f/d/f/ e/a/c/e/ | ddd :: (e/f/) | g/e/c/e/ A/A/d/e/ | f/d/A/d/ F/A/d/f/ | 
e/d/g/e/ c/e/A/c/ | d/c/d/f/ a(e/f/) | g/b/e/c/ A/c/e/g/ | f/a/f/d/ F/A/d/f/ | 
e/g/B/G/ E/A/c/e/ | ddd :||

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