Columbia Hornpipe

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 Theme code Index    5551H 4H2H75
 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. 144
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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COLUMBIA HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There has been a suggestion the tunes with names such as this may have been named after 19th century engineering feats or events--there was, for example a famous Columbian Exposition. However, the name Columbia was in use to refer poetically to the Americas since the mid-18th century, and Columbia is the female personification of the United States (hence 'District of Columbia' is the official name of Washington, D.C.).

Printed source: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 107. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 144.

T:Columbia Hornpipe
S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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