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Title of Song. My Country, 't is of Thee
First sung at a Sunday-School celebration in the Park Street Church, Boston, July 4, 1832.
The Flower of Liberty
Author of Words.
Samuel Francis Smith . . . 1808-1895.
Oliver Wendell Holmes . . . 1809-1894.
James Russell Lowell . . .
1819-1891. William Cullen Bryant . . .
Composer, or Source, of Music.
Unknown......          1
Air: God Save the King, the English national an­them.
Carl Wilhelm ... . 2, 3
1815-1875. Air: Die Wacht am Rhein. Friedrich Silcher ...          4
Unknown......          5
Air: DerTannenbaum. The well-known songs, Lauri-ger Horatius and Mary­land, my Maryland, are sung to this same air.
German air.....6, 7
German air ..... 7, 3
Ludwig van Beethoven .         9
True Freedom.....
From Stanzas on Freedom. Our Country's Call . . . This poem aroused great enthu­siasm during the dark days ot the Civil War.
Sail on, 0 Ship of State ! . From The Building of the Ship.
The Poor Voter on Elec­tion Day
Concord Hymn.....
Sung at the completion of the Battle Monument, April 19, 1836.
The Falcon......
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
1807-1882. John Greenleaf Whittier . .
Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . 1803-1882.
James Russell Lowell . . .
1819-1891. Oliver Wendell Holmes. . .
Friedrich Silcher ... 10
1789-1860. Unknown...... 11
Air: Andreas Hofer.
Old Ironsides.....
Written when it was proposed to break up the U. S. Frigate Con­stitution, called Old Ironsides, as unfit for service. This ap­peal was greatly instrumental in saving the ship, which is still in existence.
Hail, Columbia ! . . . .
Written in 1798 when a war with France was thought to be in­evitable.
Joseph Hopkinson.....
The music of this song, called The President's March, written by a Phila­delphia musician, Profes­sor Phyla, was first played when Washington came to New York in 1789 to be inaugurated.
Samuel Arnold . . . . 14,15
1740-1802. Air : Anacreon in Heaven, an old English hunting-song.
The Star - Spangled Ban­ner
Written during the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the Brit­ish in 1814, under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry. It was set to a popular song, Adams and Liberty.
The Red, White, and Blue (Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean.)
The editors have taken several liberties with this song, the chief of these being the use of the more appropriate title, The Red, White, and Blue, and the insertion in the third stanza of the name with which our vet­eran soldiers fondly greet the national banner, Old Glory. In singing the last stanza the Sa­lute to the Flag can be given 'With good effect.
Francis Scott Key 1779-1843.
David T. Shaw
David T.Shaw . . . . 16,17
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