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Durang's Hornpipe

Tune Title

One of the better tunes for old-time dances. It is in the key of D and is structured so the fiddler can, if he chooses, utilize an adjacent string as a drone in parallel with the melodic line. Playing on double strings will frequently enhance a tune and produce more volume. In April, 1950, Bob Walters played the tune approximately as it was published in many of the older tune books. Most other fiddlers who recorded for me played it in the modified or traditional style. The version given here is close to the version Bill Driver recorded in December, '950. Ford published a very good version. Adam lists "Wobble Gears" as an alternate title for "Durang's Hornpipe."

Notes imply that it is Bob Walters playing.

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