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GEORGE THE FIFTH'S ARMY. AKA - "George V's Army." AKA and see "George's Army March," "King George V's Army," "Kitchener's Army (1)." Scottish, March (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Composed as a four part march by Pipe Major George S. McLennan. Perlman (1996) notes that the version played in the Canadian Maritimes has only three parts. Paul Cranford writes that Cape Breton singer and musician John Allan Cameron popularized the tune, recording it on his album "Get There by Dawn" with Barry Ewen on pipes.

Source for notated version: Sterling Baker (b. mid-1940's, Morell, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of Montague) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 184. Scots Guards, vol. 1.

Recorded sources: Rounder 82161-7032-2, Bill Lamey - "From Cape Breton to Boston and Back: Classic House Sessions of Traditional Cape Breton Music 1956-1977" (2000. Appears as "Kitcherer's Army").

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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