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GARIBALDI GALOP. English, Galop (2/4 time). England, Northumberland. G Major ('A', 'B' and 'C' parts) & D Major ('D', 'E', 'F" and 'G' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CCDD'EEFFGG'. Composed by Robert Whinham (1814-1893), a musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler, originally from Morpeth, Northumberland. The tune was likely composed to honor Giuseppe Garibaldi's (1806-1882) triumphal visit to England in 1864, according to Graham Dixon (1995), who notes the Italian patriot was a very popular figure.
Source for notated version: an unattributed 19th century manuscript in the Beamish Museum [Dixon].
Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 51.