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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 "Annotation: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.

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