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 Theme code Index    13 53 22 6L6L
 Also known as    Drunken Sailor (2), General (2) (The), Old Number Four, Old Three-Part Two-Four
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 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Military
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    ABC
 Editor/Compiler    Samuel Bayard
 Book/Manuscript title    Dance to the Fiddle
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 224B, pp. 180-181
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1981
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BRIGADE MARCH (or OLD NUMBER FOUR). AKA and see "Drunken Sailor (2)," "Old Three-part Two-four," "General (2) (The)." American, March. USA, Southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. The well-known "What shall we do with a drunken sailor" tune. The name comes from fifers in the Civil War, who played the piece in performances, when the tunes were often numbered. Collected by Bayard from the Mount Pleasant Tablatures in the 1950's.

Printed source: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 224B, pp. 180-181.