Cuckoo Quickstep reel

Cuckoo Quickstep has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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X: 1
T: Cuckoo Quickstep
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|:E2|A2Ac B2BG|ABcd efga|A2Ac B2BG|ABcd e2ed|
cEcE dEdE|cEcE dEdE|ceag fedc|c4 B2:|
|:e2|e6 ^d2|e6 ^d2|efga bagf|e6 e2|
a6 e2|c6 e2|cAce cAce|a2g2a2:|
|:ed|cEdE eEfE|eE^dE eEcE|BEcE dEeE|dEcE dEBE|
cEdE eEfE|eE^dE .eaga|BcdB A2G2|B4 A2:|

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Cuckoo Quickstep

This tune is found in “The Drummer’s and Fifer’s Guide: or Self-instructor” by George B. Bruce and Daniel D. Emmett, first published in 1862, the entirety of which may be found here:
It is standard fare for American Fife and Drum Corps, although many of the tunes are traditional from the other side of the pond.
Also, this is the actual tune found as the second tune of track 10 on Skip Healy’s “Purgatory Chasm”. On the liner notes, the tune is referred to as “The Cuckoo’s Nest,” which is an entirely different tune.