Annotation:Old-Fashioned Schottische

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OLD-FASHIONED SCHOTTISCHE. American, Schottische. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). According to Ira Ford, "'Old-Fashioned Schottische' was a popular dance number for many years following the Civil War. It is made up from parts of the music of the above-mentioned song ("Captain with His Whiskers (The)") and of "Sweet Marie"" (Ford, 1940, p. 162).

As they marched down this way to the foot of the street,
The band began to play and the music so sweet.
My heart it was enlisted and I could not get it free,
For the Captain with his whiskers took a sly glance at me.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 162 (Ford also prints the words to "Sweet Marie" on p. 379).

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