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.