4th of July
X:1 T:4th of July, The C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/8 R:March B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (c. 1804, p. 36) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (A/B/c)|[F4d4] ([A3e3]f/g/)|[A2f2][Fd]>[Fd][F2d2] [f2a2]|[d3b3]a [Bg]>f[Be]>d|[E2c2][ce]>[ce] [c2e2] ([A/c/]B/c)| [A4d4][E4c4]|([A3f3] ^g/f/) [A2e2][B2d2]|(3[Ec]Bc (3[Fd]cB [A2c2][^G2B2]|[C2E2A2][CEA]>[CEA][C2E2A2]:| |:A2|[F4d4][A4=c4]|[D2B2][DB]>[DB][D2B2]z2|[^G4e4][B4d4]| [E2c2][Ec]>[Ec][E2c2][E2c2]|[d2a2][da]>[da][d2g2][cg][cg]| [df]>[eg][df]>[eg] [d2a2][A2d2]|[Be]e/f/ ([b/a/]g/f/e/) [F2d2][E2c2]|[F2A2d2][FDd][FAd][F2A2d2]:|]
4th OF JULY. Scottish, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "4th of July" is a march composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808), who included it in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1804). It is located in that volume on a couple of pages devoted to marches that includes "Yankie Doodle" (p. 37), so there seems little doubt that the march was named for the American holiday.