It has been the custom of American music publishers, down through the years, to dedicate songs, marches, quick-steps and other forms of music to the Man in the White House. The following examples cover each presidential incumbent.
PRESIDENTS [sic] MARCH, THE [and] MARCH BY MOLLER.
[ J. C. Moller (or) Moller & Capron. Philadelphia]. [ca. 1793]
No caption title. At head of music, in small capital letters, at left: THE PRESIDENTS MARCH; at right: By PHEIL (Philip Phile). At head of music in lower half of page is, at left: MARCH; at right: By MOLLER.  leaf.
¶ As George Washington was the First President of the United States, it was obviously not necessary to designate this as PRESIDENT WASHINGTON'S MARCH. The tune is now known as HAIL COLUMBIA.
ADAMS' MARCH. P. A. von Hagen & Co. Boston. 
JEFFERSON & LIBERTY. N. G[orien] Dufief. Philadelphia. 
A new song. To the air of JEFFERSON'S MARCH. The Words by Michael Fortune .  pp., pp. 1 and 4 blank.
¶ This is not a familiar melody.
PRESIDENT MADISON'S MARCH.
I. and M. Paff. New York. [ca. 1809]
Arranged for the Piano Forte Flute or violin by P[eter] W[eldon]. Copy right secured.  pp., pp. 1 and 4 blank.
PRESIDENT MONROE'S MARCH. A. Bacon. Philadelphia. [ca. 1817]
For the Piano Forte. Composed by C. F. Hupfeld. Copy right secured. Price, 25 cts. 4 pp., pp. 1 and 4 blank. Plate Mark 60.
*Indicates the copy is illustrated.
Note: Attention is called to the fact that all seeming inaccuracies in spelling, punctuation and capitalization appear on the original copy of music. The imprints have been abbreviated so that only the publisher's name, the city and date are given, with few exceptions.
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Publication information: Book title: Early American Sheet Music:Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889. Contributors: Harry Dichter - Author, Elliott Shapiro - Author. Publisher: R.R. Bowker Co.. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1941. Page number: 1.
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