X:107 T:Union Quickstep B:American Veteran Fifer (1905, No. 107) C:By C.E. Larrabee, Binghamton, N.Y. M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:1/8=180 K:D t=8 |: ((3A/B/c/) | ddd c/d/ | e/c/A/c/ ee | d/c/B/c/ A/c/e/c/ | d d/f/ aa/f/ | ddd c/d/ | e/c/A/c/ ee | d/c/B/c/ A/c/e/c/ | dfd :| |: A | g2 g/d/e/f/ | g2 gf | eee d/e/ | f2 fa/f/ | ddd c/d/ | d/c/A/c/ ee | d/c/B/c/ A/c/e/c/ | dfd :|
UNION QUICKSTEP. American, Quickstep March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in the American Veteran Fifer (1902), p. 54, a publication of the National Association of Civil War Musicians, an obscure subgroup of the Grand Army of the Republic. The music was compiled by “National Fife Major,” A.F. Hopkins of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Hopkins credits the tune to musician C.E. Larrabee, of Binghamton, New York. Clinton E. Larrabee (1881–1968) was West Point educated and an 2nd Lieutenant with artillery training. In the early- and mid-20th century he worked for IBM and took out patents on various electrical devices. W.M. Larrabee, probably a brother, also contributed selections to Hopkins' volume.