Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
THE SWORD OF BUNKER HILL.
Willian Ross Wallace, author of "The Sword of Bunker Hill," was born in Lex­ington, Kentucky, in 1819. He was the son of a Presbyterian clergyman. After com­pleting a college course, he studied law; but having been successful with some poetical ventures, he went to New York, where he long resided, devoting himself to the most ephemeral kind of literature, and died in 1883. He published several volumes of poetry.
The music of the song was composed by Bernard Coyert, who still appears occasion­ally in concerts, and especially delights in singing this song.
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