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DOUGLAS('S) FAVORITE HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Doug's Favorite," "Ice on the Pumphandle," "Mountain Hornpipe (1) (The)," "Mountains of Kerry (The)," "Shape's Hornpipe" (Pa.), "Hopple's Tune" (Pa.), "Woody's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole, White): AB (Bayard). Bayard (1944) identifies this tune as a "quite well known dance air" generally known in published collections as "Douglas Favorite" or "The Mountain Hornpipe." In local Pennsylvania tradition the tune showed considerable variation. In notes to the tune in his 1981 book Bayard thought it "at least a little older than the mid-nineteenth century."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - David P. Gilpin, Connellsville, September 22, 1943 (learned at Dunbar, Pennsylvania) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; Nos. 81, 82, 83. Cazden (Dances from Woodland), 1955; p. 18. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 102. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 71. Harding's Original Collection, No. 11. Howe (School for the Violin), c. 1843; p. 34. Howe (Musician's Omnibus, No. 1), 1862; p.44. Saunders (New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston, 1847; No. 35, p. 58. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 104, p. 19.

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