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X:1 T:March on M:C| L:1/8 R:March S: Seth Johnson – Woburn Fife Manuscript (c. 1807-40?, pp. 14-15) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C |:cd|eceg c'2ba|g2 ga g2 fe|defg afec|d2 de d2 cd| eceg c'2 ba|g2 ga g2 fe|dagf e2d2|c2 cc c2:| |:cd|ecec egfe|dBdB defd|eceg c'gec|d2 de d2 cd| eceg c'2ba|g2 ga g2 fe|dagf e2d2|c2 cc c2:| M:6/8 N:a separate untitled tune? Run on in ms w. no title) L:1/8 K:G c|GBd g2e|dBG A2G|DGA B2A|BGE G3| GBd g2e|dB A2G|DGA B2A|BGG G2:| |:g|e2g e2g|e2g dBG|ded def|gdc BAG| cec BdB|a2g fef|g2d B2A|BGG G2:|]



MARCH ON. AKA - "March on, March on." American, March (whole time). USA, New England. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "March On" was printed in a few volumes of martial music in New England in the first decade or two of the 19th century, and appears in a handful of musicians' manuscripts from the same time period, including the copybooks of Abel Shatuck (Colrain, Ma., 1801), fifer Seth Johnson (Woburn, Ma., 1807) and James Hosmer (1798).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - David Hazeltine (Instructor In Martial Music), Exeter, N.H., 1810; p. 31. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 633. Charles Robbins (The Fife and Drum Instructor), Exeter, N.H., 1812; p. 21.






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