Tag Archives: battle

Marching Song of the First Arkansas (Negro) Regiment

TITLE: Marching Song of the First Arkansas (Negro) Regiment AUTHOR: Words: Capt. Lindley Miller? CATEGORY: KEYWORDS: Civil War, battle, Black(s), slavery, freedom, soldier, derivative EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1960 Songs of the Civil War (Irwin Silber) Dover Publications 1995, original 1960); also, a nineteenth century broadside is listed on p. 147 of Edwin Wolf 2nd, _American Song Sheets, Slip read more »

Red Wing

TITLE: Red Wing AUTHOR: Kerry Mills and Thurland Chattaway CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: American Indians, death, battle EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: copyrighted in 1907, now in public domain SOME CONSIDER THIS SONG OFFENSIVE: See below. Frederick Allen (Kerry) Mills and Thurland Chattaway wrote this tune in  1907. Mills spent twenty years trying to keep up read more »

Brave Wolfe

TITLE: Brave Wolfe AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: death, war, courting, battle, separation, Canada EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1759 (broadside) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 1727-1759 – Life of General James Wolfe, British commander at the Battle of Quebec; 1754-1763 – French and Indian War (in Europe, the Seven Years’ War, fought 1756-1763); Sept 13, 1759 – Battle of Quebec. read more »

Golden Vanity, The

TITLE: The Golden Vanity AUTHOR: unknown EARLIEST DATE: c. 1685 (broadside) KEYWORDS: sea, battle, death, promise, lie, abandonment HISTORICAL REFERENCES: c. 1552-1618 – Life of Sir Walter Raleigh (one of whose ships was named “The Sweet Trinity”) Song collector Cecil James Sharp (22 November 1859 – 23 June 1924) was the founding father of the folklore revival in read more »

Yankee Doodle Dandy-O (The Constitution and Guerriere)

TITLE: Yankee Doodle Dandy-O (The Constitution and Guerriere) AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: sea, war, battle, ship EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: Broadside Printed and Sold by John Lane, 1813, a copy in the US Library of Congress, Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 113, Folder 15a. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Aug 19, 1812 – the 44-gun Constitution defeats and captures the 38-gun read more »