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A Ballad of Tea Party
the Boston
Oliver Wendell Holme* 1809-1894.
Unknown .... 18,19,20
Air: Yankee Doodle.
This tune originated in France or Holland. First sung in England to the nursery rhyme "Lucy Locket lost her pocket " it was soon adapted to verses sung by the Cava­liers in ridicule of Crom­well who was said to have entered Oxford riding a email horse and wearing a single plume fastened into a sort of knot deri­sively called a " maca­roni."
"Yankee Doodle came to town, Upon a Kentish pony ; He stuck a leather in his cap, Upon a macaroni."
When, in 1755, the Col­onists were assembling under Braddock near Al­bany, a joke-loving Brit­ish surgeon gave them this song as the latest martial music from Eng­land. The joke succeed­ed, and the uncouth Con­tinentals played and sang Yankee Doodle to the great amusement of the British. Twenty-six years later Cornwallis marched to the same tune into the lines of these same old Continentals to surren­der his sword and his army.
Unknown...... 20
Air : Yankee Doodle. Ludwig van Beethoven . 21 1770-1827.
From the choral setting of Schiller's Hymn of Joy at the close of Beetho­ven's Ninth Symphony.
Bernard Covert . . . . 22,23
Wenzel Miiller . . . . 24,25 1767-1835.
A Song of the Flag . . .
Ode for Washington's Birthday
Written for the celebration of the Mercantile Library Associa­tion, in Boston, February 22, 1856.
The Sword of Bunker Hill
M. Woolsey Stryker .
1851-Oliver Wendell Holmes
William Ross Wallace . . 1819-1881.
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-1892.
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807-1892.
Thomas Buchanan Head .
1822-1872. Philip Paul Bliss....
1838-1876. John Greenleaf Whittier
Song of the Negro Boat­men From the poem At Port Royal.
Hymn, bung at Christmas by the Scholars of St. Helena's Island, S. C.
Where the Eagle is King .
Albert Gottlieb Methfessel 26
William F. Hartley. 27,28, 29
Philip Paul Bliss . . . 30,31
Jonathan Battishill... 32 1738-1801.
Stephen Collins Foster . 33 Unknown......W,
Laus Deo !.......
Written on hearing the bells ring on the passage of the constitu­tional amendment abolishing slavery.
This song, Old Folks at Home, one of the best known ever written, is one of Foster's fa­mous Plantation Melodies.
Stephen Collins Foster 1826-1864.
Phozbe Cary . , 1824-1871.
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