Annotation:General Washington's March (2)

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X:1 T:General Washington's March [2] M:C L:1/8 R:March S:Thomas Nixon Jr./Joseph Long copybook (c. 1776-78) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G2 D>G B2 G>B|d2 B>d g4|e2 g>e d2 g>d|d>cB>A B2G2| e2 g>e d2 g>d|d>cB>A B2G2|B/c/B/c/ dd edcB|A d>d d4| B/c/B/c/ dd edcB|A2 A>A A3g|gfed fedc|d2 d>d d2:| |:G|A/B/A/B/ cc dcBA|B/c/B/c/ dd edcB|A/B/A/B/ cc dcBA|B2 A>A A2 z2| d/e/d/c/ B/c/B/A/ G2G2|d=fed e4|e/f/e/d/ c/d/c/B/ A2A2|egfe f4| g2 d>d d2g2|d>cB>B B>cde/f/|ggfe dcBA|G2 G>G G2:|]

GENERAL WASHINGTON'S MARCH [2]. AKA and see "Washington's March (4)." American, March (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march was entered into the c. 1776-1778 music copybook of fifer Thomas Nixon Jr. [1] (1762-1842), of Framingham, Connecticut. Nixon was a thirteen-year-old who accompanied his father to the battles of Lexington and Concord, and who served in the Continental army in engagements in and around New York until 1780, after which he returned home to build a house in Framingham.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - A. Robinson Jr.(Massachusetts collection of martial musick: containing a plain, easy and concise introduction to the grounds of martial musick), Exeter, 1820; pp. 61-62.

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