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X:1 T:Grand Spy [3] M:C| L:1/8 R:March S: Seth Johnson – Woburn Fife Manuscript (c. 1807-40?, pp. 24-25) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D AB/c/|d2 c>B A/B/A/G/ F/G/F/E/|D2 F>D E2 G>E|FABA GFED|A2 A>A A2 AB/c/| d2 c>B AA/B/A/G/ F/G/F/E/|D2 F>D E2 G>E|(3FGA (3Bcd c2B2|A2 A>A A2:| |:A2|AFdA fdAF|GEFG AGFE|FAdc BAGF|E2 E>E E2 AB/c/| D2 c>B A>GF>E|D2 F>D E2 G>E|(3FGA (3Bcd F2E2|D2 D>D D2:| |:AB/c/|d2 d>c d2e2|f2 f>e f2g2|a2 fd gedc|dcde d2A2| d2 d>c d2e2|f2 f>e f2g2|a2 fd f2e2|d2 d>d d2:| |:c>d|ecAc ecAc|f>dA>d f>dA>d|g>ef>d e>cd>B|cd e/d/c/B/ AGFE| d2 d>c d2e2|f2 f>e f2g2|a2 fd g2e2|d2 d>d d2:|]

GRAND SPY [3]. AKA and see "Scotch Fusileers' March." American? Scottish?; March (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune appears in the Woburn Fife Manuscript, a music copybook from fifer Seth Johnson of Woburn, Massachusetts in the first half of the 19th century. The march was published in Aberdeen, Scotland, violinist and composer James Davie's Caledonian Repository, vol. 2 (1829) under the title "Scotch Fusileers' March," by which name it returned to New England and was printed in several of Boston music publisher Elias Howe's compendiums of the mid-19th century.

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