Sheet Music: Oh They Marched Thro' The Town

TitleOh They Marched Thro' The Town
Alternate titlesThey Marched through the Town
The Captain with his Whiskers
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyD major
Time signature4/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:35
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-06-18
Last updated2016-06-18
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (relatively unpopular)
American Civil War, Marches, Traditional/Folk


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Saturday 18 June 2016

Tune of the Day: Oh They Marched Thro' The Town

arranged for two flutes

This traditional marching tune, probably of English origin, is an older version of the more famous “The Captain and His Whiskers”. It dates back to at least the early 19th century.

O! They march'd thro' the town with their banners so gay,
To the casement I ran, just to hear the band play,
And I peep'd thro' the blind very cautiously then,
Lest the neighbours should say that I looked at them.

The present arrangement for two flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.