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NORMAN TOY. American, March (2/4 time). D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march was also entered into the c. 1776–1778 music copybook of fifer Thomas Nixon Jr. [1] (1762–1842), of Framingham, Connecticut. Nixon was a thirteen-year-old who accompanied his father to the battles of Lexington and Concord and who served in the Continental army in engagements in and around New York until 1780.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cushing (The Fifer's Companion No. 1), 1805; no. 54, p. 23. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 12.

Recorded sources: Colonial Williamsburg WS 101, Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps – "Fife & Drums of Williamsburg" (1975).

See also listing at:
Hear the tune played on fife on youtube.com [2]




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