Popular Music Of The Olden Time Vol 2

Ancient Songs, Ballads, & Dance Tunes, Sheet Music & Lyrics - online book

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Easter Hymns



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
TRADITIONAL TUNES OF UNCERTAIN DATE.
741
Humours, never before published: containing Hornpipes, Jigga, North Country Frisks, Morrises, Bagpipe-Hornpipes, and Rounds, with severall additional Fancies added; fit for all that play [in] publick." Although this collection was entered at Stationers' Hall in 1713 (21st May), the hornpipe was composed by Hale, the Derbyshire piper, in the reign of Charles II. If there were not the copy of the music printed under Hale's portrait to refer to, the division, or variation, would clearly prove it to be in triple time. In modern notation, instead of § time, it should be thus:
i. maKe uiese remarks oBuauBe me maimer oi uanumg tue iiurupipe lias certainly been changed. The stage hornpipes of the latter half of the last century, and the steps taught by dancing-masters within the last forty years to tunes in common time, cannot have agreed with the ancient country way of dancing.
The College Hornpipe, in spite of its extended compass, is the tune to which an old sailor's song, called JacVs the lad, is sung. A copy of the words, printed in Seven Dials, was once in my possession.







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III