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RURAL MARCH. American, March (4/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune was composed by George Saunders of Providence, Rhode Island. Saunders was a music teacher (self-professed "Professor of Music and Dancing") and ran a music shop where he sold instruments and sheet music. He also was in demand as a dance caller and musician from 1820's until his death in 1850.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Saunders (New and Complete Instructor for the Violin), Boston, 1847; No. 11, p. 22.