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X:1 T:Untitled N:Appears as "Charles March" in Thompson and Son's Complete Tutor N:for the English Flute (London, 1768, p. 20), M:6/4 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Thomas music manuscript collection (Wales, 1752, p. 18) F: N:Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru – The National Library of Wales Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2E2F2 G2A2B2|A2d2A2 F3E D2|G3F E2 F2A2G2|F2D2D2 D6|| B2c2d2 B2c2d2|B3c d2 B3AG2|A3B A2 A3BA2|A2d2A2 F4E2| D2E2F2G2A2B2|A2d2A2 F3ED2|G3FE2 F2A2G2|F2D2D2 D6|| M:C| F2 FE/D/ G2 GF/E/|F2 FE/D/E4|D/E/F/G/ A2 B/c/ d3|AF GE D4|| dedA dedA|dedA E4|D/E/F/G/ A2B/c/ d3|AF GE D4||

CHARLES MARCH. English, March (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEE. The melody appears in the mid-19th century music manuscript of Ellis Knowles (Lancashire), but had been published some eighty years earlier as "Charles March" in Thompson and Son's Complete Tutor for the English Flute (London, 1768, p. 20), albeit in the key of 'C'. Another early version of the tune can be found in the music manuscript collection of Welsh fiddler John Thomas, dated 1752, as an untitled piece (p. 18) in 6/4 time.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1847 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England [Doyle].

Printed sources : - Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book/Ellis Knowles), 1997; p. 53.

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