Mark Gilston plays an old favorite on mountain dulcimer. This tune was originally called College Hornpipe and dates back to the late 1700's. Samuel Pepy's diary mentions sailors dancing the hornpipe as a method of keeping fit on the seas. The tune became associated with Popeye when it was used for part of the opening credits in the cartoons of the 1930's. It is commonly played in the key of D, but I like it better in G on the dulcimer.

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Comment by Mark Gilston on March 5, 2012 at 22:52

Thanks Mike, I hope to get a chance to hear it.  Would be fun to play together some day.

Comment by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on March 5, 2012 at 22:47

Hiya Mark. I play this one in G as well. Oh, and I did have to learn The Fairies Hornpipe after your dulcimer version on here - so you have a lot to answer for!!

Keep these video's coming

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