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    Default Favorite Songs

    I can Figure out the Poll Thing...

    But anyways,

    My Pard John White and I, are slowly starting a fife and Drum band. we Pretty much know what we are going to play. i was just wondering what you favorite fife and Drum melodies are? if you wanna add Other songs(campfire, Minstrels) that would also be cool

    as for me...

    fife and Drum
    ~~~~~~~~~
    - Firemand QS/Jaybirg QS
    - Chain Cotillion/Harem Scarem
    - Columbia
    - DownFall of Paris
    - Oyster River Hornpipe
    - Jefferson and Liberty
    - British Grenadiers - Prince Eugene's March
    - and many more

    Minstrels/campfire songs/songs to sing on the march
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    - O Lemuel
    - Fishers/Ricketts Hornpipe
    - Invaild Corps
    - Cumberland
    some of my favs

    yours?


    Cheers,
    John R. Legg


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    Mods,

    please move to music section!

    thanks alot

    John
    John R. Legg


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    Thumbs up

    There is no "Music Conference". If Tom and the Provost don't object, I think it's fine right here.

    I've always enjoyed "Old Dan Tucker".
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    Thanks
    Thats another one of my favs.

    also grandfathers clock - if you have ever seen the drummers do the stick clicking? its soooo fun to do!

    john
    John R. Legg


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    October 5-7 - 150th Perryville
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Legg
    Thanks
    Thats another one of my favs.

    also grandfathers clock - if you have ever seen the drummers do the stick clicking? its soooo fun to do!

    john
    Isn't it post-war?
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    Yours most respectfully, your obedient servant,

    R. L. ("Rob") Griffiths.
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    The favorite in our unit is "Kingdom Comin'" When myy youngest daughter was 3, she used to sing the chorus: "The doggies say No, no..."
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    I think it's fine right here.
    Ditto, it is fine here.
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    Yes grandfathers clock is post - war. but we still play it when jammin around friday nights before events!

    John
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    June 8-10 - Kennesaw Film Shoot
    September 7-9 - Maryland, My Maryland Campainger Adjunct
    September 15-18 - 6th Wisconsin LH, Antietam National Battlefield
    October 5-7 - 150th Perryville
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    John,

    Glad to hear that you guys are starting a fife & drum section. My friend and I too have recently started a group. You ask what songs want to be heard, and I would have to give this answer: correct camp duty calls. Not enough reenactor musicians are able to play the correct camp calls. Also, keep in mind what is correct to play, and when. All too often most civil war field musicians play using modern drum rudiments, modern playing styles, and songs that really aren't appropriate to play.Remember, you want to sound like a civil war musician, not a high school or college marching band. I noticed the list of songs on your post, and I must say that those look pretty good.The one thing about musicians, especilly in the Southern armies, was that the songs they were playing were , both different, and the same as their Northern counterparts. So, if you are thinking about playing, especially as a CS musician, start learning a lot of Irish, Scots, and ole english tunes, as well as certain French and Germanic tunes, and songs popular at home. Songs like Irish Washerwoman, Bonnie Dundee, the Hessian, Granny does your dog bite, and a long way to Prussia. You might even consider playing songs such as La Vieille Garde. But, I first suggest that you learn to play the camp duties correctly, as this was the primary job of musicians. Just jamming around is fine, and is great fun, but keep in mind that at an event you have a duty, just as the rank and file soldiers do.
    BTW: what part of the nation do you hail from? It would be nice to meet up at an event sometime and play together.
    Also, you might want to look at Draper's fife melodies, as there are tons of hornpipes and quicksteps to choose from. My personal favorte being the Talavera quickstep. Also, consider using Howe's fife and drum manual, as it pre-dates Bruce and Emmett's. Bruce and Emmette's is a fairly decent source, however, keep in mind that it really didn't hit the field until later in the war. Cadences like Army 2/4 are commonly used by most reenacting units today, but the army 2/4 was more than likely not that common. A good cadence to start off with would be the Rosebud reel(connecticut quickstep).
    Anyway, good luck with your musical adventures. It sounds like your headed in the right direction.

    David Long

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