General (2) (The)

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GENERAL [2], THE. AKA and see "Drunken Sailor (2)," "Brigade March," "Old Number Four," "Old Three-Part Two-Four." American, March (2/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The title refers most likely to its use as a tune calling soldiers for camp-duties in the Civil War. See Bayard's (1981) note for "Drunken Sailor (2)."

Source for notated version: John Kirkpatrick (elderly fifer from Indiana County, Pa., 1950) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 224E, p. 182.

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