King William’s march

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: King William's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
e2 A2 e2 A2|dcBA G2AB|c2 A/B/c edcB|1 A2 EG A4:|2 A2 EG A2GF||
E2 e2 ee/f/ ge|dcBA G2AB|c2 e2 a2 b2|ageg a2 ef|
gfga bage|dcBA G2AB|c2 A/B/c ed cB|1 A2 EG A2 GF:|2 A2 EG A4||
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X: 2
T: King William's
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A/G/|Ee e/f/g/e/|d/c/B/A/ GA/B/|cB/A/ e/d/c/B/|A>G EA/G/|
Ee e/f/g/e/|d/c/B/A/ GA/B/|cB/A/ e/d/c/B/|A2A:|
d|de/f/ gf/g/|a/g/f/e/ dd|ea ab|a>g ef|
g/f/g/a/ gf/e/|d/c/B/A/ GA/B/|cB/A/ e/d/c/B/|A2A:|

Seven comments

Re: King William’s March

Sounds a lot like an Orange march played in Ulster, called there "The Boyne Water". I’ve got the dots somewhere, from my time there in 1975-77. If I can find them, I’ll post them.

Re: King William’s March

"The Boyne Water" is a staple tune amongst loyalist bands. Living as I do in Northern Ireland, I took a look at this thread to find out what King William’s March sounded like, and there we are - Boyne Water!
Alex.

Re: King William’s March

I learnt this tune in the 80’s under the name ‘Jimmy Garson’s March’ - anyone else come across this title?
King Williams March I always understood was the Orange name for King of the Fairies

Re: King William’s March

Jimmy Garson was a fiddler from Orkney and Peter Kennedy obtained a field recording of Jimmy and his family (wife, son in law and daughter) playing a very good version of this excellent tune (King William’s March). I have seen it listed as Boyne Water (The Rakes (of Gravesend)). I learned it from The Rakes recording many years ago. I’ve always played it, especially for ceilis.

A photograph of Jimmy Garson Trio;
http://sounds.bl.uk/World-and-traditional-music/Peter-Kennedy-Collection/025M-MSMUS1771X1X-0016V0

Re: King William’s March

interesting photo - the way John Nicholson holds his left hand suggests he’s holding a Hawaiian steel bar or slide of some sort- any recordings of them ? I’d always assumed Jimmy Garson was an Ulsterman, surprised to find he came from Orkney!