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which is the tune of " Yankee Doodle." W. Barclay Squire, in an article in Grove's " Dictionary of Music and Musicians," thinks this to be the earliest appearance of the tune in print, but Frank Kidson, in his "Old English Country Dances " (p. 34), says:
" I believe the set I now give is, at least, eight or nine years previous. It is from ' A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs — Glasgow, James Aird, Vol. I.' Oblong i6mo. It is unfortu­nately not dated, but I cannot find any air in it which gives a later date than 1775 or 1776, and I fix its publication at about that period."
We append the version which Mr. Kidson
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