Durang's Hornpipe

As played by Orville Burns from the Oklahoma region

Hornpipe in D

From the Texas and Oklahoma Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Field recording of Orville Burns (streaming audio on Soundcloud)


Oklahoma fiddler Orville Burns (mentor to Gary Lee Moore) played a challenging version of Durang’s Hornpipe as a four-part tune. In the recording, Burns can be heard denying that he can play this tune, then he throws down this marvelous rendition. I think that Burns sometimes played high notes (such as E and F#) on the second string while droning a D or an F# on the third string.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Durang's Hornpipe

Texas Fiddle

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