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Bonaparte's March

Posted by Don Borchelt

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Size: 1,323kb, uploaded 2/11/2013 7:26:33 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This tune comes from fiddler Harvey "Pappy" Taylor (1894-1987), of Effingham, Illinois, collected by the late Gary Harrison. I made this practice tape in 2011, playing my 1964 Ode Model 42, in a G variant tuning (gDGAD), capoed on the 2nd fret.



2 comments on “Bonaparte's March”

JanetB Says:
Monday, February 11, 2013 @9:39:46 AM

Really beautiful, Don. I can imagine soldiers marching to this, perhaps on a long march where each is readying himself for the battle to come. Why do you think it has two titles--Bonaparte's Retreat and also Bell's March?

JanetB Says:
Monday, February 11, 2013 @2:21:00 PM

Sorry, I meant Bonaparte's March and Bell's March.

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