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BALTIMORE [1]. AKA and see "Cassino," "Cacina," "Cacinameronian's Rant," "Cassano Jig," "Hickity Crackity," "Cottillion Oats Peas Beans," "French March (2)." American, Quickstep or Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Baltimore" appears in fife manuscripts such as Joshua Cushing's The Fifer's Companion (1790) and James Hulbert's The Complete Fifer's Museum (Greenfield, Mass., 1807), and in manuscripts such as the Edward Murphey ms, dated 1790 (Library of Congress), sometimes referred to as a 'French march' or 'French quickstep'. It was used for numerous songs, including children's play-party songs such as "Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow" and the Bronx collected "Monday I Asked My Neighbor to Play." The name Baltimore is derived from the Gaelic baile an tigh mor, meaning 'the village near the big house', and is a place name from County Cork in southern Ireland. The Calvert family, founders of Maryland, once resided in this village, and members of the family for generations bore the title of Lord Baltimore. When the principle city was founded in 1729 in their grant in the New World, it took its name from the family county grant.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Mattson & Walz (Old Fort Snelling: Instruction Book for the Fife), 1974; p. 49.

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