Annotation:Admiral Vernon's March

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X:1 T:Admiral Vernon's March M:C L:1/8 R:March S:John Rook music manuscript collection (1840, p. 53) N:Rook was a multi-instrumentalist from Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d2 d>d dddd|d2A2d2B2|f2 f>f ffff|f2d2f2e2| g2 g>g gggg|(a/g/f) (f/g/a) (a/g/f) (f/g/a)|bbff ddB2|ggee cc A2| (B/c/d) (c/d/e) (d/e/f) (e/f/g)|(3f/g/a/ (3a/g/f e4||f/g/a a/g/f f/e/d d/c/B| e/f/g g/f/e e/d/c c/B/A|B/A/B/c/ d/c/d/e/ e3z|[d4f4][c4a4]|[B4g4][A4f4]| (dA)(dA) (dA)(dA)|a/b/a/g/ f/g/f/e/ d/e/d/c/ B/c/d/c/|g/a/g/f/ e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/ A/B/c/A/| B/A/B/c/ d/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ f/g/a/b/|Te4 d4|]

ADMIRAL VERNON'S MARCH. English, March (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Admiral Vernon's March" was first printed in London publisher John Johnson's Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy (1750, p. 20), then in Charles and Ann Thompson's The Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy (London, 1758) and Thompson & Son's Thirty Favourite Marches Which Are Now In Vogue (1759) as well as Charles and Samuel Thompson's Thirty Favourite Marches Book 1 (1768).

The melody was also entered into John Rook's (Waverton, Cumbria) large 1840 music manuscript collection (1840, p. 53). "Brave Admiral Vernon's March", transcribed into the 18th century music manuscript of Welsh fiddler John Thomas (dated 1752), and into the 1764 ms. of Irish musician Jeremiah Regan (Bandon, Ireland), is a similar tune with a similar name, but is a different melody. d

Edward Vernon

Admiral Edward "Old Grog" Vernon Admiral [1] (1684-1757) was an English naval hero, honored for the capture of Porto Bello (Panama) in 1739. He was also a three-time Member of Parliment, outspoken on naval affairs.

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