Annotation:Lord Darlington's March

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X:1 T:Lord Barret's March M:4/4 L:1/8 R:March N:"Lord Darlington's March" in the John Rook ms (1840). S: Seth Johnson – Woburn Fife Manuscript (c. 1807-40?, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d/c/B/A/|G2 G>G G2 c/B/A/G/|A2 A>A A2 Bc|dBdB dcBA|G2G>G G2 d/c/B/A/| G2G>G A2 c/B/A/G/|FGAB cdeg|fd c/B/A/G/ F>DE>C|D2 D>D D2:| |:D/E/F/G/|A>Fc>A B>G dc/B/|A>Fc>A B>G dc/d/|e3d cBAG|A2 A>A A2 d>c| B2 d>B A2 d>c|B/d/B/d/ c/B/A/G/ A2 B>c|dBGD EAGF|GABc defg| d/c/B/A/ G/F/E/D/ EAGF|G2G>G G2:|]

LORD DARLINGTON'S MARCH. AKA and see "Lord Barnett's March," "Lord Barret's March," "Lord Bernard's March." English, March (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody was printed in London by Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson in their Compleat Instructions for the Clarinet (1785), an instrumental tutor. It appears in a few martial music publications in England and the United States in the early 19th century, and, as "Lord Barret's March" in the Woburn Fife Book (c. 1807-40), a ms. collection inscribed with the the name Seth Johnson and "Woburn. April 20th day, 1807. I Bought this Book, 5:3." Entries were made between 1807 and as late as 1840. Cumbrian musician John Rook entered it into his 1840 music manuscript collection as "Lord Darlington's March," a title unique to him (as of this writing).

The first strain of the Welsh march "Ymdeithdôn gwyr y Bermo" (March of the Men of Barmouth) is a simplified version of "Lord Darlington's."

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