King William’s march

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

King William's has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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 :|2A2 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 ||
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

King William’s March

This comes from an old recording I heard repeatedly during the mid-70’s featuring the banjo, played by Steve Waring and edited in France in a collection called "Special Instrumental"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAEoU8uKMjQ

this tune has nothing to do with the eponymous tune of Jeremiah Clarke

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.

King William’s March, X:2

"The Boyne Water", a march in 2/4 time (but The Session won’t let me change the ABC header). As heard in Ulster in 1975.

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!