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I like that theory! Have read that before in Dixon's book. Not so sure about the double stopping thing though. A lot of the early manuscript versions from about the time when it was written (see above) don't have the double stops and hooting rhythm, just ... more…Bookmarked .
To me this tune is based upon the cage found in coal mines. The rhythm of the Part A is predominantly that of the steam engine which drives the winding gear. The double stopping represents the pit hooter.Bookmarked .