Old Amzi Eccles Tune

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OLD AMZI ECCLES TUNE. AKA and see "Voulez Vous Danser{, Mademoiselle}" "Soldier's Glory (The)," "Life of a Soldier (The)," "Nine-pins (2)/Ninepins (2)." American, March (6/8 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This air has been known both as a dance and march air. The Pennsylvania version given by Bayard has collapsed two of the parts that appear in older printed versions into one. Amzi Eccles was an old Monongahela City, Pa., fifer and band leader. He is mentioned occasionally in Monongahela City newspapers in the 1880's and 1890's, and was identified as an army veteran, who at one time ran for the office of Chief of Police. Elsewhere he is recorded playing reveille for events.

Source for notated version: Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1960) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 579, pp. 512-513.

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