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Jones' Hornpipe

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This tune appears in Irish and North American sources as, "Morning Fair", "Tomorrow Morning", "Texarkana Hornpipe". I didn't find it anywhere else under the title "Jones'". It is very much in the style of Rickett's Hornpipe...

Morpeth Rant

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 This tune was untitled in the manuscript but is a version of "Morpeth Rant", a dance tune from Northumberland (in the north of England) that seems to have appeared on the scene in about 1800 and remains current to this day....

Polly Won't You Try Me O?

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 The melody to a famous Minstrel era song "Kemo Kimo" - The words, from another source, are printed on the sheet music. The first verse and chorus of this 19th century American song which exists in many forms. It was even r...

Royal Irish Quadrille - The Black Joke

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 The first figure of a quadrille - The first part of this piece is generally known as "The Black Joke". (or "Joak") It appears as the melody for an 18th century English bawdy song, (look it up) and is still in use for Englis...

Serenader's Quadrilles No. 1 - Old Dan Tucker

G.W. Bennett Manuscript - 1860 Old Dan Tucker is a song/tune from early tune from the American minstrel show repertoire. It may be an actual African-American melody. It appears in a number of banjo instruntion tutors from the mid-19th century (including ...

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