Salute for a General
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SALUTE FOR A GENERAL. AKA and see "Hail to the Chief." American, March (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard (1981) notes the tune was composed by James Sanderson to the words to a rowing song in Sir Walter Scott's epic poem Lady of the Lake, which begins "Hail to the chief who in triumph advances." It was later selected as the salute to the President of the United States. The tune was used for Figure 4 of the American Quadrille, published by Jullien in 1853.