Annotation:Scotch Fusileers' March

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X:1 T:Scotch Fuzilleer's March M:C| L:1/8 R:March B:Davie's Caledonian Repository, vol. 2 (1829, p. 68) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c2|f2 e>d c>BA>G|~F2 A>F ~G2 B>G|A>cd>c B>AG>F|E2 C>C C2c2| f2 e>d c>BA>G|~F2 A>F ~G2 B>G|Af/a/ (g/f/).e/.d/ c2TB2|c2 c>c c2:| |:A>B|c>ASf>c a>fc>A|B>Ge>B g>ec>B|A>cf>e d>cB>A|G>FE>D C2c2| f2 e>d c>BA>G|~F2 A>F ~G2 B>G|(3ABc (3def A2 TG2{FG}|F2 F>F F2:| |:c2|f2 f>e f2Tg2{fg}|a2 a>a a2 b2{ab}|c'2 a>f .a.g.f.e|f2f>f f2:| |:e>f|g>ec>e g>ec>f|a>fc>f a>fc>a|b>ga>f g>ef>d|e2 (g/f/).e/.d/ .c.B.A.G| [A,2F2][A,F]>[A,F] [A,2F2][C2G2]|[F2A2][FA]>[FA] [F2A2][G2B2]|(c/d/).e/.f/ (e/d/).c/.B/ [F2A2] T[C2G2]{FG}|[F2A2][FA]>[FA] [F2A2]||

SCOTCH FUSILEERS' MARCH. AKA and see "Grand Spy (3)." Scottish, March (whole time). F Major (Davies): G Major (Howe). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Howe): AABBCCDD (Davies). The Scots Fusileers (or Fusiliers) were a regiment raised in 1678 during the Covenanting troubles in Scotland by the Earl of Mar. The regiment saw action throughout the 18th century, including at the Battle of Culloden, where they contributed to the defeat of the Highland forces of Bonny Prince Charlie Stuart. The march was published in the early 19th century in James Davie's Caledonian Repository, vol. 2 (1829, p. 68), and was later published in several mid-19th century issues from Boston music publisher Elias Howe.

The march is contained in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter[1] (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England. Winter's title, however, was "March 9th (on 29th May)", a date which (as editor Geoff Woolfe notes) is Oak Apple Day, the celebration of the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - James Davies (Davie's Caledonian Repository), 1829; p. 68. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 134. Howe (Quadruple Musician's Omnibus), 1869. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 236, p. 89 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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