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OLD TUNES – GOD SAVE THE KING


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


OLD TUNES – GARRY OWEN


Garry Owen Garry Owen was the unofficial marching song of the Seventh Cavalry. Gen. Custer reportedly heard the song among his Irish troop and liked it. The tune was then played so often the 7th became tied to it. The tune is first documented as Auld Bessy in 1788. It was later (1800) in the opera Harlequin Amulet (the Majic … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – FREE AMERICA


These words are by Dr. Joseph Warren, of Boston. Warren was one of the original Minute Men. Warren was Chairman of the Committee of Safety in Boston in 1775 and the man who sent Paul Revere to Lexington to warn John Adams and John Hancock of the British advance, setting Revere off on his famous ride. Warren was commissioned a … Continue reading


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