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X:1 T:Bold Robin Hood a troop M:C L:1/8 R:March S:Thomas Nixon Jr./Joseph Long copybook (c. 1776-78, p. 79) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|G2 d>B G2 d>B|Gedc B3c|d2 g>e d2 g>e|d2 cB A2f2| gedc d>edG|F3G A2A2|D6::d2|d>BG>F G>EE>e|ecA>G F>GAB| c>de>A B>cd>F|G2B>d Te4|d2g2 d2 b2|d3c BcdD|G6:|

BOLD ROBIN HOOD. English, March (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march was also entered into the c. 1776-1778 music copybook of fifer Thomas Nixon Jr. [1] (1762-1842), of Framingham, Connecticut. Nixon was a thirteen-year-old who accompanied his father to the battles of Lexington and Concord, and who served in the Continental army in engagements in and around New York until 1780, after which he returned home to build a house in Framingham. The copybook appears to have started by another musician, Joseph Long, and to have come into Nixon’s possession.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch English Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 3), 1788; No. 435, p. 170.

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