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OLD TUNES – HEARTS OF OAK


‘Hearts of Oak’ First sung by a Mr Champnes in ‘Harlequin’s Invasion’, 1759. The words are by David Garrick and the music by Dr Boyce, the Kensington composer. Boswell, in his Life of Johnston, tells how he was invited to sing a typically English song, while on a visit to Corsica. ‘Never did I see men so delighted with a … Continue reading


OLD TUNES – HASTE TO THE WEDDING


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 @ rhauley@nycap.rr.com.


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OLD TUNES – GOD SAVE THE 13 STATES


“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


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