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174 The National Music of America.
It will be noticed that the music differed in some points, both of melody and harmony, from the present setting.
That the melody was very popular in EngĀ­land is shown by the many editions that were published, and also by the plagiarisms and paraphrases that followed. The author posĀ­sesses a Masonic setting of the tune which bears the imprint "Dublin, A. L. 5802" (A. D. 1802), which also gives no credit to the original composer. It is contained in "A Selection of Masonic Songs," by Brother S. Holden. We present a fac-simile of this version.
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