MONTEZUMA. American, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A title probably inspired by the Mexican-American War. The tune was attributed to a veteran army musician named J.L. Blatchley, Co. E. 2nd N.Y. Heavy Artillery, by A.F. Hopkins, editor of the American Veteran Fifer (1905) (see also "J.L. Blatchley Banter"). Hopkins, however, is inconsistent in his attributions, and what look to be composer credits are often contributor credits.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Hopkins (American Veteran Fifer), 1902. Bruce and Emmett (Drummer's and Fifer's Guide: or Self-Instructor), 1862. Mattson and Walz (Old Fort Snelling...Fife), 1974; p. 42.