The Fourth Dragoon march

Also known as The Fourth Dragoon March.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

The Fourth Dragoon has been added to 1 tune set.

The Fourth Dragoon has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Fourth Dragoon
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|:G2 G>F GA Bc|dB GG/F/ GB cd|ec a2 g/f/d b2|gf/g/ ag fe dc|
B/c/d BG A/B/c AF|GB cd ef ga|b>g fg fe d^c|1 d2 d>e dcBA:|2 d2 d>e defg||
|:a2 a>g ac' ba|g2 g>f gb ag|{fg}fe dg {fg}fe dc|B2 B>A A2 d/c/B/A/|
G2 G>F GA Bc|dB a>g fd b2|Bd ce Ad FA|1 G2 G>F Gd ef:|2 G2 G>F G2 dc||
|:B ~B3 A ~A3|G ~G3 FG AB|dc c/B/c cB B/A/B|BA AB ABce|
d ~d3 c ~c3|B ~B3 ABcd|ec cA AG GF|1 A ~A3 G2 dc:|2 A ~A3 G2 Gg||
|:f2 a>g fd ef|g2 b>a g2 d/c/B/A/|GB cd ef ga|bg fg fe dc|
B ~B3 A ~A3|d ~d3 c ~c3|B2 d/c/B/A/ G2 F2|1 A ~A3 G2 Gg:|2 A ~A3 G2 GD||
X: 2
T: The Fourth Dragoon
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D|G2G>G G2Bc|dB G>GG2 cd|ecg2dBg2|gfag fedc|
BdBG AcAF|GABc defg|bgfg fed^c|d2d>dd2z:|
|:z|a2a>a ac'ba|g2g>g gbag|fedg fedc|B2A2A>AA2|
G2G>G ABcd|ec g2fd g2|B>dc>e A>cF>A|G2G>GG2z:|
|:z|B4 A2A>A|G4FGAB|(dc)cc (cB)BB|B4A2A>A|
d4c4|B4ABcd|eccA AGGF|(A4G2)z:|
|:z|f>fa>af4|g>gb>bg4|GABc defa|g4fedc|

Three comments

Fourth Dragoon

This is a march, but put here in lieu of a “march” category on the site.

This is transcribed from the recording “Forgotten Gems” by Peter Carberry and Pádraig McGovern. It’s a fantastic album, through and through. Buy it! The recording is listed here:

Peter and Pádraig note on their website ( ) “Pádraig learnt this march from the playing of the Ceolas céilí band which is led by Fr. John Quinn (PP Gortlettragh). This particular march was found in the Stephen Grier collection.”

According to Wikipedia, “The 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1685. It saw service for three centuries, before being amalgamated into the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards in 1922.” ( )

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