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X:1 T: Quick March Scots Royals M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1 (1782, No. 156, p. 54) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (B/c/)|d2A2|FD (F/G/A/F/)|E=cGc|E=C (E/F/G/E/)| d2A2|F>EDF|(G/F/E/D/) CE|D2D:| |:(a/g/)|f>eda|fd (f/g/a/)f/|e>d=cg|ec (e/f/g/e/)| fdge|afge|(g/f/e/d/) ce|d2d:|]

QUICK MARCH SCOTS ROYALS. Scottish, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title presumably refers to the Royal Scots Regiment [1], the oldest regiment in the British army, first raised in 1633. In 1751 when the British army was reorganized the unit was designated the 1st (Royal) Regiment of Foot, ranked as the most senior of the line regiments of infantry. The regiment saw service in North America during the French and Indian Wars (and participated in the capture of Louisburg in 1758). At the time Glasgow publisher James Aird published the first volume of his Selection in 1782, the Royal Scots were stationed in the West Indies.

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 1), 1782; No. 156, p. 54.

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