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.