Durang’s hornpipe

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

Durang’s has been added to 2 tune sets.

Durang's has been added to 20 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Durang's
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 | DAFA DAFA | BcdB BAFA | DAFA DAFA | A,DCD A,DCD |
DAFA DAFA | BcdB BAFA | fgaf bgec | d2d2d2 :|
|:A2 | defe dcBA | Bcdc BAGF | E2(gf) edcB | Acec dBAG |
AGAB cBcd | edef gfge | fgaf bgec | d2d2d2 :|

Three comments

Durang’s Hornpipe

From O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - #936.

Re: Durang’s

I found this bit of information at Voyagerrecords.com and verified in a book Old-time Music Makers of New York State: A German dwarf named Hoffmaster composed this tune in 1785 for popular stage performer John Durang (1768 - 1821), who was sometimes called "the first American dancer."

Re: Durang’s

Also of interest, Hoffmaster (who was under 4’ tall) wrote another tune for Durang to dance to, entitled "The Wapping Landlady", now known as "The Sailors Hornpipe".