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2/4 IN D MAJOR

 

1. Bonaparte's March. This tune traditionally has carried a number of titles. In Pennsylvania, Bayard found it as Star of Bethlehem, Bruce's March, Caledonian March, and Bonaparte's Retreat. Viola (Toms) Cox called it Bonaparte's Retreat. In Illinois, Harrison gives a title of one example as Brake and Shoot the Buffalo.

a. played by Bill Bigford, accompanied by Paul Gifford, dulcimer, Marion, Michigan, winter 1977.

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b. Napoleon Bonaparte played by Orin Miller, accompanied by Paul Gifford, dulcimer, Scottville, Michigan, September 8, 1977.

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2. [Scotch Hornpipe] played by Bill Cameron, accompanied by Paul Gifford, piano, Brimley, Michigan, July 8, 1976. This tune appears in 1000 Fiddle Tunes. It was included on a record by the comedian Charles Ross Taggart, of Vermont. Frank Moon, of Rhode Island, and A. J. Hogg, a Pennsylvania fiddler taped by Samuel Bayard, played it under the name Scotch Hornpipe.

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3. Nameless tune played by Bud Cease, accompanied by Daniel Johnston, tenor banjo, and Paul Gifford, guitar, Harbor Springs, Michigan, September 7, 1977.

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4. Nameless tune played by Bud Cease, accompanied by Daniel Johnston, tenor banjo, and Paul Gifford, guitar, Harbor Springs, Michigan, September 7, 1977.

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5. Nameless tune, of which appear two versions appear here.

a. Nameless tune played by Varsal Fales, accompanied by William White, piano, and Bud Pierce, dulcimer, Hastings, Michigan, June 14, 1981.

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b. Bob Blanchard's tune played by Wallace Tuttle, accompanied by Paul Gifford, dulcimer, and William White, guitar, Lansing, Michigan, February 1, 1977.

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6. Two-Step played by Varsal Fales, accompanied by Bud Pierce, guitar, Paul Gifford, piano, William White, tuba, Hastings, Michigan, June 14, 1981. Viola Cox played a version of this; the second part was different.

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7. Nameless tune played by Elmer House, accompanied by Paul Gifford, guitar, Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 2, 1976. He called this a "rocking" tune.

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8. Nameless tune played by Pete Keller, accompanied by Paul Gifford, piano, Cross Village, Michigan, September 7, 1976.

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9. Nameless tune played by Pete Keller, accompanied by Paul Gifford, tenor banjo, Mrs. Keller, guitar, Cross Village, Michigan, January 30, 1977.