The Hickleton Head hornpipe

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X: 1
T: The Hickleton Head
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
(3Bc^c|:d>gf>g e>gc>g|d>gf>g e>gc>g|d>gf>g e>gc>g|B>dG>B A2 (3Bc^c|
d>gf>g e>gc>g|d>gf>g e>gc>g|d>gf>e d>cB>A|1G2B2G2 (3Bc^c:|2G2B2G2 c>B|]
|:A>d^c>d =c>dA>d|B>d^c>d B>dG>d|^c>Ae>A c>eA>c|d>^cd>e f>de>f|
g2 f>g e>gc>g|d>gf>g e>gc>g|1d>gf>e d>cB>A|G2B2G2 c>B:|2d>gf>e d>^de>f|g2G2G2|]

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The Hickleton Head

This tune by yours truly, came joint 3rd in the Northumbrian Pipers Society composition competition 2020.
Hickleton church porch (South Yorkshire, UK) has 3 skulls set behind bars with the inscription "Today for me, Tomorrow for thee". One skull was stolen and is still at large despite the vicar announcing a skull amnesty. Hangmanstone Lane is not far away and they were reputed to be 3 robbers hung there. A headless horseman is reputed to frequent the church crossroads.
Is this tune the missing skull dancing with the rest of his skeleton?