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QUICK STEP 23rd REGIMENT. English, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 23rd Regiment of Foot [1] was better known, from 1713 on, as The Royal Welch Fusiliers, and is one of the oldest units in the British army (note the old-style spelling 'Welch' instead of 'Welsh' was retained). It was first raised by Lord Herbert of Chirbury on March 16th 1689, for service in the Williamite Wars. At the time Glasgow publisher James Aird printed this march (1785), the 23rd had completed hard service in America, where they had fought in nearly every campaign, from Lexington & Concord to Yorktown. After Cornwallis's surrender it was "interned" in the Jerseys until peace was signed, when it returned to England, and spent eleven years at home.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), vol. II, 1785; No. 76, p. 28.

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