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X:1 T:Washington’s March [1] M:C L:1/8 S:William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) manuscripts N:Mount dates his manuscript page for this tune “Stony Brook (Long Island, New York). N:August 30th 1843.” At the top right of the page is the note “Old Music.” Professor N:Samuel Bayard (1981) describes this tune as an “international tune” often played as a N:march, although sometimes utilized for dancing. He finds that it appears twice in N:Glasgow publisher James Aird’s Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs N:782), Vol. II, No. 152 (the tune does not seem related to my ear), and Vol. III, No. N:544. Kennedy (vol. 2) gives it as “The Golden Farmer.” Somewhat distanced Irish N:hornpipe versions appear in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland as “Tomorrow Morning” and in N:the Roche Collection (vol. II) as “The Black Horse.” Continental versions can be N:found in Boehme (1886, No. 345) given as a Dutch Dance, in Forestier & Anderson N:Norway Music Album, 1881, No. 5, pg. 114) as a wedding march, and in the Journel N:of the Welsh Folk Song Society (Vol. 2, Pt. 1, p. 40) in a vocal set. Bayard’s own N:version was collected in the field from a Juniata County, Pennsylvania, fiddler named N:Samuel Losch in the 1930’s. Other American versions are printed in Ford (“Exhibition N:March No. 1”) and in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) as the hornpipes “Morning N:Fair” and “Texarkana.” Z:Transcribed and annotated by Andrew Kuntz K:D AB/c/ | d2 dd d2 (f>d) | e2 e>e e2 g>e | f2 ff fagf | edcB AGFD | dAFA dfed | ecAc egfe | (f/g/a) fd e/f/g ec | d2 d>d d2 || fg | agfg aagf | gfef ggfe | fede fagf | edcB AGFE | dAFA dfed |ecAc egfe | (f/g/a) fd (e/f/g) ec | d2 d>d d2 ||

WASHINGTON’S MARCH [1]. AKA and see “Exhibition March No. 1,” “Matelotte,” “Black Horse (1),” “Morning Fair,” “Texarkana Hornpipe,” “Golden Farmer (The),” “Tomorrow Morning.” American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. Bayard (1981) identifies this as an international tune (usually played as a march, but sometimes a dancing tune) with numerous titles, “most of them being ‘Somebody’s March’ or ‘Some Regiment’s March’” (p. 252). It appears in Boehme (1886, No. 345) as a Dutch Dance, in Forestier & Anderson (Norway Music Album, 1881, No. 5, p. 114) as a wedding march, and in the Journal of the Welsh Folk Song Society (vol. 2, Pt. 1, p. 40) in a vocal set. Distanced versions appear as a hornpipe called “Tomorrow Morning” in O’Neill’s Music of Ireland (1903) and in Frank Roche's collection as “Black Horse (1).” Under the title “Washington’s March” the melody appears in the manuscript collection of the American painter William Sidney Mount (Stony Brook, Long Island, New York), dated August 20th, 1843.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Samuel Losch (fiddler from Juniata County, Pa., 1930’s) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 297, p. 252.

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