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Harlequin's Hornpipe (Tune from Chris Beaumont's manuscript)

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Source: Manuscript from F W Davoll
Place Collected: Upton Bishop
Collector: Beaumont, Chris

Chris Beaumont’s manuscript has the inscription “F. W. Davoll” on the front cover, but was purchased in a second-hand bookshop. Davoll is an unusual name mainly found in Staffordshire, but a F W Davoll was Headmaster at Upton Bishop (Glos / Hereford border) primary school and lived in the School House there in 1901. He died in 1918. He was born in Staffordshire in the mid 19th Century and seems to have married in Cheadle. He may have been the owner and compiler of the book.

In the linked abc file this is tune number X:25

Harlequin’s Hornpipe  Harlequin rapidly became a favourite role after its introduction in “Mother Goose” and Harlequin’s Hornpipe was often performed as a novelty item within other shows.