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European National Songs — The Voice of Freedom in Foreign Countries — " Lilliburlero " — Scottish War-songs—Koerner's "Song of the Sword" — The Music of the Reign of Terror; " Ca Ira " and "La Carmagnole" —The "Marseillaise" — The English National Anthem and Its American Uses —"My Country,'tis of Thee" ... 80
"Yankee Doodle" — Doubtful Etymology of the Words — Difficulty in Tracing the Origin of the Melody — Derisive Use of the Tune during the Revolution — Began and Ended the Revolu­tion— First Appearance as a National Tune in Europe.........127
" Hail Columbia " — Originally an Instrumental Com­position — " The President's March " — Doubts about the Composer......155
" The Star-spangled Banner " — Its English Origin — Originally a Drinking-song — Doubts Regarding Composer — Its English Uses—A Masonic Ode — Its First American Setting—"Adams and Liberty"—Robert Treat Paine —Its Great Set­ting by Francis Scott Key — A Doubtful Story Regarding Its First Union with the Music . - 168
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III