Durang's Hornpipe

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Hornpipe in D

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

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


Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center


This difficult version of Durang’s Hornpipe comes to us from West Virginia fiddler Melvin Wine. There is a tricky passage in the A part where you have to hold a D on the fourth string while playing other notes on the second and third strings. It ends on high D, but don’t worry if you have problems hitting it; Wine did as well in the recording.

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Durang's Hornpipe

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