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MONONGAHELA MARCH. AKA and see "Clicksticks," "O Dear Mother My Toes are Sore (2)," "Jinny O Jinny My Toes are Sore." American, March (6/8 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Monongahela City is a town in southwestern Pennsylvania, as well as the name of a river in the region. It is possible the title refers to the march of British general James Braddock, whose army crossed the Monongahela and marched along its banks to the confluence with the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers near modern Pittsburgh. There they were routed by a much smaller force of Indians and a few French, during the French and Indian Wars.
Source for notated version: Mount Pleasant Tablatures (fife MS., 1950's) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 453D, p. 436.