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HASTE TO THE WEDDING In 1767, a song entitled “Rural Felicity,” was included in the play, The Elopement, which was performed at the Theater Royal in Drury Lane, London. The tune was known as “Haste to the Wedding.” The song was sung by Mrs. Scott, and Mrs. Dorman.* The tune is available upon request by email @ email@example.com.
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“God Save the King”
After the Declaration of Independence, in July 1776, the tune [of “God Save the King”] continued in use to patriotic songs such as the following: God save America; God save the President; God save George Washington; God save Great Washington; Hail godlike Washington; Fill, fill to Washington, Liberty’s valianat son, Let the toast pass!; Americans rejoice… … Continue reading
GOD SAVE THE KING It is impossible to fix accurately the time of the first print and publication of the music and words of ” God save the King.” We find in the Gentleman’s Magazine, October, 1745, a version with three verses commencing “God save great George our King”; but an older version, ” God save our Lord the King,” … Continue reading