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By William Billings, early American composer, arranged for guitar.

score (pdf)

For curiosity’s sake, here is the original.

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William Billings was one of the first American composers.

This tune was popular during the Revolutionary War.

Billings named some of his pieces after place names in Massachusetts (here, Chester), or even continents. This was a common practice at the time which allowed the same tune to be used for different lyrics.

score (pdf)

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