King of Prussia's March
X:1 T:King of Prussia's March M:4/4 L:1/8 R:March S:Howe - Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon (1843) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C E>F | G2 G>G G2 AB | c2 c>c c2G2 | A2c2G2c2 | F2F2 E2G2 | AcBc GcBc | F2 F>F E2c2 | B2c2d2e2 | f4 fagf | e2 g>c edcB | c2 c>c c2 :| |: c>d | e2 e>e e2 dc | d2 e>f g2 AB | c2 c>c c2 BA | B2 c>d e2G2 | A2 A>A AcBc | G2 G>G GcBc | F2 F>F FAGF | E2 E>E E2G2 | AcBc GcBc | F2F2E2G2 | AcBc GcBc | F2F2E2c2 | B2c2d2e2 | f4 fagf | e2 g>c edcB | c2 c>c c2 :|
KING OF PRUSSIA'S MARCH. AKA and see "Perry's March." English, March (4/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march appears in a great many fife tutors and martial publications, and musicians' manuscript collections on both sides of the Atlantic, dating from the mid-18th century, for the next 75 years. Early publications of the melody can be found in Robert Bremner's A Collection of Airs and Marches (London, 1761, p. 24), Longman & Lukey's A Fourth Collection of Twenty Four Favorite Marches In 5 Parts (London, 1770), and Longman and Broderip's Entire New and Compleat Instructions for the Fife (London, 1780).
The march was entered into the music copybook of American War of Independence fifer Thomas Nixon, Jr., of Framingham, Conn., under the title "Perry's March."