Annotation:Royal Paisley Volunteers March

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X:1 % T:Royal Paisley Volunteers March M:C| L:1/16 R:March B:James Campbell - Collection of Marches, Quick Steps, Strathspeys, Reels, etc. (Glasgow, 1796) K:Bb B3 B3B B3 T(c3B/c/)|d3BA3c B4F4|d4 d3d d4T(e3d/e/)|f3gf2e2 Te4d4| g6e2 b2g2b2g2|f6 d2 B2d2f2b2|{^f}g4 e2c2B4Tc3B/c/|B4 B3B B12:| L:1/8 {=B}c3d (fe)(dc)|{^c}d3e (gf)(ed)|{=B}c3d (fe)(dc)|d2 B>B B4| g3a {c’}b2 ag|fdef gabe|\ L:1/16 (edcd) (fedc) B4Tc3B/c/|B4 B3B [D8B8]||

ROYAL PAISLEY VOLUNTEERS MARCH. Scottish, March (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. There are other, unrelated tunes with the same name. Paisley is a town in the west lowlands of Scotland, southwest of Glasgow. The Paisley Volunteers were raised by Lieut-Colonel William McKerrell, who was son and heir of John McKerrell of Hillhouse (who reputedly started the silk industry in Paisley and brought the first weft of silk there). The Colonel raised The Royal Paisley Volunteers at his own expense in the 1790's when Britain was threatened by an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte. When the volunteer units (who largely performed garrison duty in their home counties) were disbanded after the Peace of Amiens in 1802 he was presented with a silver gilt sword by the Officers of the Regiment. The sword had his arms on the blade with the inscription " a lasting Testimony of their High Respect for the Zeal and Ability Displayed by him as their Commander and their Sincere Regard for him as a Man."

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Printed sources : - James Campbell (Collection of Marches, Quick Steps, Strathspeys, Reels, etc.), Glasgow, 1796; p. 7.

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