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QUICK STEP 55th REGIMENT. English, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCB. The 55th Regiment was raised in Stirling, Scotland in 1755, and, after the reorganization of 1782 it was known as the 55th (Westmorland) Regiment of Foot, or simply the Westmorland Regiment. The unit saw service in America in the French-and-Indian War, fighting with Richard Rogers' Rangers and adapting their fighting for the forests. They were stationed in Albany in the winter months, but during the summer they took part in campaigns, including the capture of forts Ticonderoga and Crown Royal, and Montreal. After the peace with France, the 55th stayed on the frontier, fighting Native Americans under Pontiac, where they suffered heavy casualties in an ambush in Detroit. The 55th fought in the early years of American War for Independence, participating in the Battle of Brookly, and the Battle of Brandywine, but it was then transferred to the West Indies where it remained for the rest of the war.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 115, p. 42.

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