Annotation:Bonaparte's March into Russia

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X:1 T:Bonaparte Marching through Russia T:Bonaparte's March into Russia N:From the playing of fiddler Sherman Wimmer (1914-1984, Callaway, N:Franklin County, southwestern Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Air/Reel N:DDad tuning (fiddle) N:Play ABCB D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D P:A D2|JF6F2-|[M:3/2]A2FA- AFDF E-F D2|[M:C|]F6F2-|[M:3/2]AFE2 FEDF E-FD2|[M:C|]JF3F D2D2| F6F2-|[M:3/2]AFEF- FEDF E-F D2|[M:C|]F6F2|[M:3/2]AFE2 FEDF DE D2|[M:C|]JF3ED2|| P:B c2-|d2dd ABAD-|FDEF DED2|JdBdB ABAD-|FDEF D3^c-| dBdB ABAD-|FDEF DED2|JdBdB ABAD-|FDEF D3|| P:C A-|ddf2 edfe|ddff efee| deff defe| dedB- A2BB| defd edfd|de-ff edfe|dedB ABAA|FDEF D2||

BONAPARTE'S MARCH INTO RUSSIA. AKA and see "Bonapare's Retreat." American, Air or Reel. USA, western Va. D Major. DDad tuning (fiddle). ABCB. A part-air/part reel variant of the better-known "Bonaparte's Retreat," played in the same distinctive tuning. The first strain is 'crooked' with several measures with extra beats.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - learned by Callaway, Franklin County, southwest Virginia, fiddler Sherman Wimmer (1914-1984) from Will Willit. Willit was the nephew and student of once influential Franklin County, Va., fiddler Fount Kingrea.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0057, Sherman Wimmer - "Old Originals, vol. 1" (1978).

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