Music During the Revolutionary War
Yes, I know that the title says music during the revolutionary war and yet, there are titles below that were published later. The following manuscripts seem to be referenced the most when looking for the songs that were possibly played during the war. Each of the following, lists the songs in the order that they appear in each book or manuscript. The dates that are listed are the dates that are attributed to each source. I do not claim that they are the correct ones. If you have any documentable corrections or anything you'd like to add, feel free to email me and let me know.
Giles Gibbs' Fife Manuscript, (1777)
A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs...Printed by James Aird, Vol. I (1778)
A Selection of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs...Printed by James Aird, Vol. II
Entire New and Complete Instructions for the Fife, Printed by John Preston
Some have said that Preston's Book dates c1780. According to others, however, the watermarks of the paper dates the book after 1796.
A Collection of Dancing Tunes, Marches and Song Tunes, Whittier Perkins' Manuscript (c1790)
The Fifer's Companion, Printed by Joshua Cushing, (1805)