Meeting of the Waters, The

Key: D*

Form: March


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T:Meeting of The Waters #1, The
C:Joe Buchanan's Scottish Tome - Page 025.1
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Z:Carl Allison
A>B | "D"d2  df    "D"A2  d>c        | "G"Bd  BG "D"A2 d>e | "D"fa  Aa     "Bm"gf ed | "E7"f2 e2  e2     "A7"A>B     |
| "D"d2  df    "D"A2  "D7"d>c    | "G"Bd  BG "D"A2 d>e | "Bm"fa "Em"gf "A7"gA ce | "D"d2  d>e d2     f>g         |]
| "D"a>g fa    "D7"d2 fd         | "G"(B<d) BG "D"A2 d>e | "D"fa  Aa     "Bm"gf ed | "E7"f2 e2  e2     "A7"f>g     |
| "D"a>g fa"D" d2     "D7"fd     | "G"(B<d) BG "D"A2 d>e | "Bm"fa "Em"gf "A7"gf ed | "D"f2  e2  d>e    A>B         |]
| "D"d2  de    "D"f2  f>g        | "G"aA  Bd "D"A2 a>g | "D"f>g gf     "Bm"gf ed | "E7"f2 e2  e2     "A7"A>B     |
| "D"d2  d>e   "D"f2  "D7"f>g    | "G"af  ed "D"B2 d>e | "Bm"fa "Em"gf "A7"gA ce | "D"    d2  d>e    d2      a>g |]
| "D"f2  a>g   fa     "D"     fA | "G"Bd BG "D"A2 d>c | "G"BG  Bd     "Em"gf ed | "E7"f2 e2  "A7"e2 a>g         |
| "D"f2  a>g   fa"D"  fA         | "G"Bd gB "D"A2 d>c | "D"fa "Bm"gf "Em"fA ce | "D"d2    d>e    A>B         |]

MP3: Do you play this tune? Please contribute a non-copyrighted sound file (iPhone recording or equivalent is fine).  Contact me via the suggestion form.  Meanwhile, check out the YouTubes below.

Sheet Music*: Click image to enlarge. To download, right-click in enlarged image and "Save as...".



Midi: Meeting


Source (if known): Traditional

Other Tunes in Set: Dusty Bob

Region: USA, Early, from earlier Scottish traditional

*Notes:  The first YouTube above is played in A major, and I find various versions in D, A and G on the net.

A story goes that the waters in question are the Monongahela and Allegheny, joining in Pittsburgh to form the Ohio, and that this march was played by British troops, some of whom were under the command of a young George Washington, as they marched toward this spot intending to displace the French during the French and Indian War.