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).