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This is the first portion of John Offord's book of the same name, a collection of many 3 / 2 hornpipes :- transcribed by Steve Bliven and made available to the 'net by permission of Mr Offord. The book is now, sadly, out of print.

JOHN OF THE GREENY CHESHIRE WAY
by John Offord

INTRODUCTION [to the printed edition]
Folk-dance music in England is now dominated by the melodeon, a comparatively new instrument which became common in the middle of the last century, along with the polka, perhaps the most popular dance rhythm. Up to this time, the most common instrument by far was the fiddle, although the pipe and tabour were used for Morris dancing. From the time of the first edition of Playford's "Dancing Master" in 1650, nearly all the collections of English music are for this instrument. At the end of the seventeenth century, the new, loud Italian violin came into vogue, giving over two octaves within easy reach and a choice of any key or accidental. This led to an increase in music for the instrument and helped to oust old instruments such as bagpipes, in one form or another once common in some areas, expecially the north. Some of the music in this book is said to be for bagpipes in the original publication (Walsh c. 1730, Wright c. 1715, see bibliography) and this can now be proved, although it might have been adapted for the fiddle.

This collection is mainly taken from books dating from 1705 to 1816 and for the most part is concerned with the old type of hornpipe which was usually in 3/2 or 9/4. This musical form was very popular, especially in the north-west and has relatives in Northumberland, Wales and Scotland, where it was known as the "double" hornpipe, a term I will now use. The Northumberland piper Jimmy Allen (1734-1810) stated that the double hornpipe originated in the Cheviots, but many of the surviving pieces seem to be from Lancashire and cheshire and often have a distinct regional flavour.

TRANSCRIBER'S INTRODUCTION
At Mr. Offord's suggestion, only the first portion of the book is transcribed here. The untranscribed remainder consists of jigs, hornpipes in common time and general material used in theatres, the ballroom or by bands of waits. Some waltzes were also included which were "probably brought over from the Continent, along with other music, by soldiers fighting in the Napoleonic wars." The material here was transcribed directly from the book as prepared by Mr. Offord. It was prepared using BarFly v.1d15, a program written by Phil Taylor. The transcription was done, with Mr. Offord's permission, by Steve Bliven.


John of the Greeny Cheshire Way


Three Case Knives


the Weaver's Hornpipe


Butcher's Hornpipe


Berwick Jockey


the Mole Catcher's Hornpipe


the Sunderland Hornpipe


Hector of Edgeworth's Hornpipe


Huckle and Buff


Carpenter's Morris


Downfall of the Gin


Clark's Hornpipe


the Welsh Hornpipe


Chalk's Hornpipe


the Plymouth Hornpipe


Chip and Rant


New York the New Way


the New White Hart Hornpipe


Cheshire Rolling Hornpipe


the Rolling Hornpipe


Daniel Wright's Hornpipe


Punchanello's Hornpipe, or the Three Rusty Swords


the Dusty Miller


a Lancashire Hornpipe


the Rake's Hornpipe


the Hole in the Wall


Goodman's Fields Hornpipe


the Green Man Hornpipe


Pecket's Hornpipe


Black Mary's Hornpipe


the Manchester Hornpipe


New Stepney


Mr. Farrer's Hornpipe


Mr. Key's Hornpipe


a Bagpipe Hornpipe


Madam Cabrin's Hornpipe


the Rochester Bridge Hornpipe


Thomas Marsden's Hornpipe


Shropshire Round (duet)


the Butterfly, a North Country Tune


the White Hart


the Spotland Hornpipe


Tom Mellin's Hornpipe


Black's Hornpipe


a Bagpipe Hornpipe


the London Hornpipe


the Famous Derbyshire Hornpipe


Marsden's Hornpipe


the Lonsdale or Lon Sclater Hornpipe (re-tune adae, play as written)


Altrincham Round


Jack Franklan's Hornpipe


a Hornpipe by C. Smith


the Tew Hornpipe


Bobbing Joan


Jack Gorton's Hornpipe


Heart's Ease or Saturday Night Hornpipe


Slap and Kiss


the Red Lion Hornpipe


Spinnning Jenny


a Northern Frisk


Flat Cap, 1st setting


Flat Cap, 2nd setting


Mr Preston's Hornpipe, 1st setting


Mr Preston's Hornpipe, 2nd setting


George King's Hornpipe, 1st setting


George King's Hornpipe, 2nd setting


Cheshire Round (duet)


Cheshire Round,1st setting


Cheshire Round,2nd setting


Cheshire Round,3rd setting


a North Country Frisk (re-tune aeae, play as written)


the Broosom Hornpipe, 1st setting (re-tune aeae, play as written)


the Broosom Hornpipe, 2nd setting (re-tune aeae, play as written)


Wright's Hornpipe


the Old Haile Hornpipe


the Yellow Joak


Jack Warrel's Hornpipe


Esquire Lessar


the Waterman's Dance


the Old Spand Hornpipe


Young Spaud's Hornpipe


the Presbyterian Hornpipe


Old Lancashire Hornpipe, 1st setting


Old Lancashire Hornpipe, 2nd setting


Northern Jig


the Oldham Rowling Hornpipe


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