Chris Walshaw wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 11:34:41AM +0200, Frank Nordberg wrote:
> > I dont want to sidetrack this discussion, but how on earth do you play a
> > hornpipe in 3/2 time???
> > I know about hornpipes in 4/4 and 2/2 and 12/8, but this one is new for me.
> 3/2 hornpipes or "double" hornpipes were popular in the North-West
> of England in the 18th century before the more common "step-hop" dotted
> type hornpipe came into fashion. They are often have a strange kind of
> syncopated rhythm, typically
> A3 A3|A2 A2 A2|
> John Offord published a book called John of the Greeny Cheshire Way
> containing a load of them. Steve Bliven has transcribed the double
> hornpipes from this book into abc to be found at:
> Chris Walshaw
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For several more 3/2 hornpipes go to Chris Walshaw's ABC homepage and
click on 'abc collections'. Go to the 2nd source listed and click to
'Walsh's Jigs, etc'.
RE: In a history of the English stage I saw that a stage piece "Jack on
the Green" was attributed to a Mr. Birkhead. No music was given, or copy
of the tune referenced, but many copies of a tune of this title are
known (Jack on/in/of the Green). Can anyone confirm that this is the
origin of "John of the Greeny Cheshire way?
Old English, Irish and, Scots: popular songs, tunes, broadside
ballads at my website (no advs-spam, etc)- www.erols.com/olsonw
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