Bonaparte's Grand March (1)

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X:1 T:Bonaparte's Grand March [1] M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Sergt. James O'Neill Z:Paul Kinder R:March K:D A2|d2 d>d d2 A/2B/2c/2d/2|e2 e>e e2 de|f2 e>f g2 f2|e2 e>e e2 A2| d>dA>A F>FA>A|d>dA>A F>FA>A|d3 f edef|d2 d>d d2|| f2|e>dc>B A>Bc>A|d>cd>e d>ef>d|e>dc>B A>Bc>A|d>cd>e d>ef>d B2 g>g g2 B2|A2 f>f f2 af|e2 e2 e>de>f|d2 d>d d2|| f>g|a2 a2 b2 b2|a3 g f2 a2|g2 g2 f2 af|e>de>f e2 ef| g2 g/2f/2e/2d/2 c2 A2|a>af>f d2 A2|f2 fa gfed|a2 a>a a2||



BONAPARTE'S GRAND MARCH [1]. AKA and see "Bonaparte's March (2)." Irish (?), March (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. O'Neill (1922) says: "In the heyday of Bonaparte's renown, early in the nineteenth century, many song, marches, hornpipes etc were named in his honor in Ireland. Most of the tunes, being traditional, retain their popularity. It is not claimed that "Bonaparte's Grand March" is an Irish composition. In fact we have no information concerning its history or origin, but there can be no question as to its circulation and popularity in Ireland in former times. Its rescue from the oblivion of faded manuscript to the publicity of the printed page may endow this spirited march with renewed vitality."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chicago police Sergeant James O'Neill, originally from County Down [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 59.

Recorded sources : - Topic TSDL1502, Bernard O'Sullivan & Tommy McMahon - "Clare Concertinas" (originally recorded 1975. Learned by Bernard O'Sullivan from Stack Ryan of Cree, Co. Clare, who had it from the fife and drum band active around Cree in the early 20th century).




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