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The Sources & Factors Influential In Forming America's Music.

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The National Music of America. 95
Ne'er from my side I'll miss thee, My iron bride, I kiss thee. Curse him who from thee strays! Curse him who thee betrays! Hurrah!
And now my bride is singing, And hot the sparks are springing ! The morn begins to gray, This is our wedding-day. Hurrah ! ■
It was the wedding-day, and in a few hours after finishing this weird bridal-song its writer was dead.
Alongside of the songs of liberty, one may place, for purposes of contrast, the songs of license, the songs of that pseudo-freedom which France evolved during the Reign of Terror, and, strange to say, these songs are more intimately connected with
1 Not less stirring than this song of Liberty and Death is the picture of the charge of the troop in Koerner's " Liitzow's Wilde Jagd." Both poems were set to music by Germany's greatest folk-song composer — Von Weber.
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