Dunbarton's Drums

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X:1 T:Dunbarton Drums, with Variations M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Mulhollan - Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes (Edinburgh, 1804, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F FG|A3c (Ac)(GA)|F2c2 {d}c2 (BA)|(GF)GA (BA)(GF)|D2d2 d2 cd| f3g (ag)(fd)|(cA)(cd) f3F|(GA) fd (cA)T(G>F)|D2d2d2:| |:(cd)|f3g fgag|f2 a2 {b}a2 T(gf)|(gf)(ga) (ba)T(gf)|d2 (ga) g2 (fd)| (cd)(fg) (ag)(fd)|cAcd f3g|(ag)(fd) (cA)T(GF)|D2(d2d2):| |:FG|A2f4 AG|F2c4 BA|G2g4 FE|D2 d4 FD| CDFG BAGF|f>g (3fga (3BAG AF|GA fd cAGF|D2(d2d2):| |:FG A2 f4 AG|F2 fg f2 df|gfga bagf|dcdf gagd| fdfg afgd|fcBA BGAF|GA fd cAGF|D2d2d2:| |:FG|AGAc AcG[Ac]|FGA=B cdcA|GFGA cG _B/A/G/F/|DCDF dcde| cdfg afgd|fedc Acfc|GFGA cG B/A/G/F/|D2 (d2d2):| |:cd|fefg fgag|fcAc fgaf|gfga bagf|dcdf gagd| fdfg (3agf (3gfd|(3fdc (3dcA (3cAG (3AGF|GA fd cAGF|D2(d2d2):|]

DUNBARTON'S DRUMS. AKA and see "Dumbarton's Drums." Scottish, Air (4/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Note that "Dunbarton" is variously spelled with an 'm' or 'n'. "Dunbarton's Drums" is the regimental march of the Royal Scots Regiment. The name derives from the time when Lord George Douglas, created Earl of Dumbarton in 1675, was Colonel, and the Regiment was known as "Dumbarton's Regiment." Country dance figures to a dance called "Dunbarton's Drums" appear in the The Ladies and Gentlemen's Companion, a volume published in 1803 by H. Mann (Dedham, Mass.).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 123. Mulhollan (Selection of Irish and Scots Tunes), Edinburgh, 1804; p. 7. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. III), c. 1808; p. 55.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index for Recorded Sources [1]

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