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X:1 T:Quick Step T:Bunker Hill [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March S: Seth Johnson – Woburn Fife Manuscript (c. 1807-40?, pp. 54-55) B: https://archive.org/stream/WoburnFifeBook/MUMSS-00032#page/n59/mode/2up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (3A/B/c/|d>e d/e/f/g/|a2 f>g |eaea|f/g/f/e/ d/c/B/A/|d>e d/e/f/g/| a2 f>g|ea ag|(a2a):||:d/e/|f>g fe|dd de/f/| g>a gf/g/|eee:||:d/e/|f>f> ff|g2 f>g|ee ed/e/| f/g/f/e/ dd/e/|f>f ff|g2 f>g|ea f/d/e/c/|(d2d):| |:A|AA/A/ AA|B3f|d2 Af|d2 Ae|a/g/e a/g/e|a/g/e a/g/e|d2 Af| d2 Ae|a/g/e a/g/e|a/g/e a/g/e|ff/g/ a>g|fd/f/g/ a>g|fd dc|d3:|]



BUNKER HILL [1]. AKA and see "Dead March," "A Drag," "Harrison City." American, Quickstep (2/4 time). Southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard (1981) identifies this tune as adapted from a work of classical music, namely von Weber's "Huntsman's Chorus" from the third act of his opera Der Freishutz. The tune entered folk tradition, and kept the title "Huntsman's/Huntsmen's/Hunter's Chorus" in England. It was well-known as a martial tune by Pennsylvania fifers who at some point named it after the Revolutionary War battle, and its operatic origins and name were forgotten. The tune was entered as an untitled quickstep in the Woburn Fife Manuscript, early 19th century (pp. 54-55).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a manuscript by fifer Thomase Hoge (Greene County, Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 322A, p. 281.






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