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FIFER'S MARCH. AKA and see "Captain Collins" (Pa.), "Bob Ridley (2)" (Pa.), "Bell Cow (The)" (Pa.), "Belling Tune (The)" (Pa.), "Montrose's March," "Rock and a Wee Pickle Tow." American, March (6/8 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard (1981, p. 507) identifies this as one of the older marches in American fifing repertory, having been published by Playford in 1663, 1669, and 1678.
Source for notated version: James Taylor (fifer and fiddler from Greene County, Pa., and Wetzel County, W.Va., 1930's) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 567E, p. 505.