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MARCH TO THE BATTLEFIELD. Scottish, Irish; Pipe March or Polka (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. The march was popular in the 19th century, particularly as a pipe march, and appears in the pipe collections of David Glen, William Ross, and Logan. An early version was printed by New York publisher Edward Riley in his Flute Melodies, vol. 4 (1826). The Irish children's song "Rattlin' Bog (The)" or "Bog Down in the Valley (The)" employs a version of the tune.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Shand & MacLeish (The Jimmy Shand Bagpipe March Book), 1954. Kerr (Violin Instructor and Irish Folk Song Album) c. 1890's?; p. 52. Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 4), 1826; p. 45. William Ross (Ross's Collection of Pipe Music), 1869; No. 81, p. 91.

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