Quick Step 45th Regt.

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QUICK STEP 45th REGIMENT. Scottish, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 45th Regiment of Foot was organized in 1741 and was originally called Houghton's Regiment, the name of its colonel, as was the custom. By 1747 it had been transferred for duty in Nova Scotia, where it was engaged in garrison duty and in wars with the local Native American tribes. During the French and Indian War (1754-1763) the regiment was actively engaged and fought in the Siege of Louisburg. The 45th was in America in 1774 and fought in many of the main battles of the American War of Independence, including the 1776-1778 campaigns Long Island, Philadelphia, Brandywine Creek and Germantown.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 51, p. 19.

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