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OLD TUNES – MALBROUCK


The Battle of Malplaquet, fought on 11 September 1709, was one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession, which opposed the Bourbons of France and Spain against an alliance whose major members were the Habsburg Monarchy, Great Britain, the United Provinces and the Kingdom of Prussia. Though Britain and her allies suffered double the casualties, it … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – YANKEE DOODLE


“Yankee Doodle” is one of America’s oldest marching airs. It was written several years before the American Revolution, but like so much folk music, its exact origin is obscure despite massive scholarly research. Some trace it to a Dutch peasant song or a work song from the French vineyards or from the Irish. Perhaps the most likely origin is an … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – WHEN THE KING ENJOYS….


WHEN THE KING ENJOYS HIS OWN AGAIN. BY MARTIN PARKER. It is with particular pleasure that the editor is enabled to restore to the public the original words of the most famous and popular air ever heard of in this country. Invented to support the declining interest of the royal martyr, it served afterward, with more success, to keep up … Continue reading


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