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GETTYSBURG MARCH, THE. AKA and see "Bugle Horn (1) (The)," "Lady in the Boat," "Fermanagh Quickstep," "McCarthy March (The)," "McCarthy's Quick Step." American, March (6/8 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A march with Irish antecedents in the "The Lady in the Boat" (Joyce, 1909, No. 124), "Fermanagh Quickstep" (Kerr, c. 1880's) and "The McCarthy March" (JIFSS, XV, p. 9). However, the earliest printing Bayard could find was in Keith Norman MacDonald's Gesto Collection (1889), where it appears as "Bugle Horn."
Source for notated version: Hoge MS, Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1944), Clyde Lloyd (Indiana County, Pa., 1952) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 609A-C, p. 539.