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.