High Level Hornpipe
by Stacy Phillips
In conjunction with Tim Woodbridge’s article, I present a transcription of the piece “High Level Hornpipe” mostly from the playing of the legendary Howard “Howdy” Forrester conflated with a bit (including those nasty Db notes) from Western style contest fiddler Jeff Guernsey. Sections 3 and 4 are the ones that Woodbridge credits to Sid Plamador.
The Forrester transcription is from “America’s Favorite Fiddle Tunes – Hornpipes” available on my web site or directly from Mel Bay.
Listen to Carl Elliott’s version, linked in Woddbridge’s article, to hear a more French Canadian version of these sections.