The Fifth Legion March reel

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Fifth Legion March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 GA BG G2 | AGBG AGEG | DEGA BG G2 | A2 (3GAB A2 GE |
D2 GA BG G2 | AGBG AGEG | B2 BG AGED |1 EGGF G2 GE :|2 EGGF G2 EG ||
A2 EA BAGE | A2 GE D2 EG | A2 EA BAGE | G2 GF E2 EG |
A2 EA BAGE | A2 GE D2 EG | A2 EA BAGE |1 G2 GF G2 EG :|2 G2 GF GABc ||
d2 de dBGB | A2 AB AGEG | d2 de dBGB | A2 AG A2 Bc |
d2 de dBGB | A2 BG AGEG | B2 BG AGED |1 EGGF G2 Bc :|2 EGFA G4 ||
# Added by Kenny .
X: 2
T: The Fifth Legion March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
DEGA BG~G2|AGBG AGEG|DEGA Bded|1 BAAG ABGE:|2 BAAG A2 (3Bcd||
|:eA~A2 (3Bcd eg|dGGF G2 (3Bcd|1 eA~A2 (3Bcd eg|
dBGB A2 (3Bcd:|2 eg~g2 edef|gedB ABGE||
X: 3
T: The Fifth Legion March
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
GE |: DEGA BGGG | AGBG AGEA | DEGA BGGG | GAAG A2 GE |
D2 GA BGGG | A2 BG AGEG | ~B3 B/ BA AGED |1 EGGF G2 GE :|2 EGGF G2 EG ||
|: A2 EA BAGE | A2 GE D2 EG | A2 EA BAGE | GGGF E2 EG |
A2 EA BAGE | A2 GE DBEG |A2 EA BAGE |1 GGGF G2 EG :|2 GGGF GABc ||
|: d2 de dBGB | A2 AB AGBc | d2 de dBGB | A2 AB A2 Bc |
d2 de dBGB | A2 BG AGEG | ~B3 B/ BA AGED |1 EGGF G2 Bc :|2 EGGF G2GE ||

Eleven comments

Anyone know this ?

Transcribed from a link to "YouTube" provided by member "nufetulf". Matt Molloy plays it before a spectacular version of "Colonel Fraser". Difficult to transcribe because of variations, but this would get you by. Nice tune, I think.

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Is it this?

From Norbeck:

X:350
T:Bill Harte’s Reel
R:reel
H:A version of "Sarah Hobbs", #763
Z:id:hn-reel-350
M:C|
K:G
DEGA BG~G2|AGBG AGEG|DEGA Bded|1 BAAG ABGE:|2 BAAG A2 (3Bcd||
|:eA~A2 (3Bcd eg|dGGF G2 (3Bcd|1 eA~A2 (3Bcd eg|
dBGB A2 (3Bcd:|2 eg~g2 edef|gedB ABGE||

No.

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Thanks for the transcription Kenny - very, very useful! Anyone trying to figure out the endless variations gets a really good lesson. Does he tounge ta-ka+cut or does he do cut-tap rolls or cut-cut rolls..? (Retoric, don’t tell me - spoils the fun.)

Matt Molloy tune

I asked Matt himself and he had this to say:

"It’s a composition of mine.written for the 5th special forces group airbourne division (green berets) U.S. army.
It’s called the 5th legion march"

So now we know!

Really ?

Before I change the title of this, "domnull", tell me that this is not a wind-up of some sort. All seems highly dubious, and if it hadn’t come from someone who I respect as a source on this website, I’d have ignored it. Yet stranger things have happened.

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Matt’s tune

Kenny
I’ll pm you ! (you doubting Thomas you!)

Thanks to "domnull" for providing the composer’s title.

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Wow, it really is called that. Raised an eyebrow I have to admit!