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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 »

America (My Country Tis of Thee)

TITLE: America (My Country Tis of Thee) AUTHOR: Samuel Francis Smith CATEGORY: public domain, author known KEYWORDS: patriotic, America, religious, derivative EARLIEST DATE: 1831 (first recorded performance, though Smith later thought he wrote it in 1832, when it was first published) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: According to Spaeth (A History of Popular Music in America, p. 69), S. F. Smith discovered the tune of read more »