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KING BILLY'S MARCH. AKA and see: "Haugh's Jig," "John Doherty's Jig (2)," "Inverness Jig (2) (The)," "Lord McDonald's March to Harlaw," "Mac's Fancy," "MacDonald of the Isles March to Harlaw," "Paddy Lyons'," "Rover's Return (The)," "Victor's Return (The)." Irish, Scottish (originally); March (6/8 time). Ireland, County Donegal. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 'King Billy' refers to William of Orange, invited to assume the throne of England by Parliament, and conqueror of Ireland in the last years of the 17th century. The Irish version is derived from the Scottish pipe march "Lord MacDonald's March to Harlaw."

Source for notated version: fiddler Simon Doherty (County Donegal) [Feldman & O'Doherty].

Printed sources: Feldman & O'Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1979; p. 110.

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