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Old 07-05-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Old Tunes, Suddenly There... Again!!







Greetings to All,

Now just past the U.S. Independence Day... and as
well as "Yankee Doodle"... some other "Old Tunes"
have now... again bubbled up... between my ears... :)

And one of which was played in the Revolution... and
was most probably a pre-Revolution tune... and well as
also possibly being a then popular song of the day.

'Tis... (Drum Roll... Please!! :)... "The White Cockade."

Though not having played it in Donkeys Years... it seems
to now be again firmly lodged within... and I shall have to
give it another go... before long... :)

My two questions are:

Any else here know it a play it??

And, any here who know its full history??

All assistance and guidance greatly appreciated.

Regards to All,

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Old 07-05-2019, 09:01 AM   #2
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:38 AM   #3
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The tune celebrates the jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the 1745 who wore a white cockade as a recognition symbol on their hats and so would possibly have been used as a taunt to the English army in the War of Independence.

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Old 07-05-2019, 09:53 AM   #4
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Supposedly,according to some reports,including that of a particpant who was only 13 at the time of the battle of Lexington and Concord, the tune was a favorite of Isaac Davis, the commander of the Acton Minute company and was played by their fifer, Luther Blanchard ( from what is now Boxboro, MA) Boxboro has ( or at least used to have) and annualcelebration called "Fifer's Day" with a small parade. I was the band instructor at the Blanchard Elementary School one year , early in my career and had the band march in the parade. That was a lifetime ago.


I play it on pipes, along with "The Road To Boston"
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Old 07-05-2019, 04:40 PM   #5
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My Greetings to All,

And... my gratitude... to All,

Most illustrative... and now I shan't (again :)... forget.

A concomitant question... if I may: Do any others here
also sometimes fall into a sudden welling up... of old
tunes... and triggered by... "God Alone Knows What"...
and just... cannot... get th' bleedin' thing to go away!!...
until such time... as it's again played... a few times??

I've not had this happen with guitar and songs... or with
the fife... but with the pipes... such has been with me for
from about the third year of my learning...

Now, and please... this is not... a complaint. I like the tune...
and all of those others who re-visit me in this un-looked-for
and seemingly ghostly fashion... I'm just now curious if any
others here... also have this "sometimes" situation...

Gratitude and Regards to All,

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Old 07-06-2019, 01:29 PM   #6
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Jim Connell wrote the lyrics for, The Red Flag originally to this tune and did not like the tune O Tennenbaum, thinking it to like church music.


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