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X:1 T:Adrian's Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Neb.) R:Breakdown S:Christeson - Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1, No. 121 (1973) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G e/f/|gb/a/ ga/g/|e/f/g/e/ d/B/G/B/|A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/f/|e<ab/ a/g/e/f/| gb/a/ ga/g/|e/f/g/e/ d/B/G/B/|A/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/B/A/F/ G:| |:B/A,/|G,/A,/B,/A,/ B,/C/B,/G,/|CC/B,/ C/B,/A,|D>D D/E/F/G/|A/c/B/A/ G/E/D/B,/| G,/A,/B,/A,/ B,/C/B,/G,/|CC/B,/ C/B,/A,|D>D D/E/F/G/|A/c/B/A/ G:||



ADRIAN'S HORNPIPE. AKA - "Adrian's Reel." American, Hornpipe or Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA; Missouri, Nebraska. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The original name having been forgotten, the melody was called by Nebraska fiddler Uncle Bob Walters for his source for it, Fred Adrain (not ‘Adrian’, as is sometimes miss-heard). It was popularized through the playing of Walters and Missouri fiddler Cyril Stinnett. R.P. Christeson noted it from the playing of the former in November, 1949, and did not hear it again until 1968, when he heard a fiddler on a live TV program in Missouri play it.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson, Phillips].

Printed sources : - Christeson (Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; No. 121, p. 87. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 178.

Recorded sources: -Marimac 9017, Vesta Johnson (Mo.) ‑ "Down Home Rag." Rounder 0529, Dwight Lamb – “Hell Agin the Barn Door” (2005). Voyager Records VRCD 377, Fred Stoneking - "Play Me Something Quick and Devilish" (2013. Various artists).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Missouri fiddler Fred Stoneking's version at Slippery Hill [2]
Hear Bob Walter's field recording at Slippery Hill [3]



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