NEWPORT. American, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in minstrel Dan Emmett's Fife Instructor, No. 11, probably named for Newport Barracks in Kentucky, where he was first stationed after joining the army as a teenager in 1834 (Hans Nathan, Dan Emmett and Negro Minstrelsy, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1962, p. 107). The melody was printed in Bruce and Emmett's Drummer's and Fifer's Guide: or Self-Instructor (1862).
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