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MONKTON'S FOOT. English, March (4/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was composed by [[Biography:John Reid [1] (1721-1807), a Scottish-born British officer who rose to become a Colonel of a regiment (the Connaught Rangers) and a General in the army. When a major, Reid served under Colonel Robert (afterwards General) Monckton in 1762 in the expedition against Martinique, and was in command of the 1st battalion of the 42nd Highlanders in the prominent part in the attack on the French positions on Morne Tartaçon. There he was wounded in two places.

Source for notated version: General John Reid's Marches, A Collection (London, 1795) [Miller].

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 349, p. 204. Reid (Twelve Marches), 1795;

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