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X:1 T:Inverary March M:C L:1/8 R:March S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 3, No. 414 (c. 1880's) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G>A|B2 B>B B2 G>B|d2 d>d d2e2|dBcA GdGB|A2 A>B A2 G>A| B2B>B B2 G>B|d2 d>d d2e2|dBAc GdcA|G2 G>G G2:| |:(G/A/B/c/)|d2 d>d dBAB|G2G>G G2d2|gfed BdGB|A2 A>B A2 G>A| B2B>B B2 G>B|d2 d>d d2e2|dBAc BdcA|G2 G>G G2:|

INVERARY MARCH. AKA and see "American March," "Green Horse March (The)," "O'Brien of Arra," "Sir Barry Denny's March." Scottish?, English?, Irish?; March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A march of unknown provenance. Versions appear in Irish collections under the alternate titles. Boston music publisher Elias Howe printed the tune in 1842 as "American March." A somewhat distanced version was entered under the title "March 2nd" in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter[1] (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 414, p. 46. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 225, p. 85 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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