Tag Archives: rebellion

John Brown’s Body

TITLE: John Brown’s Body AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: Civil War, Black(s), death, execution, memorial, burial, rebellion, slavery EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1861 (Huntington) HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The song, as we know it today, is about John Brown, the Baptist preacher and radical abolitionist who, with 20 others (fifteen of them, including Brown’s three sons, read more »

In the Days of ’76

TITLE: The Days of Seventy-Six AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: war, freedom, America, rebellion EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: The Folk Songs of North America (in the English Language), Alan Lomax, Doubleday and Company 1960. Credited to the collection of Wallace House. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Apr 18, 1775 – Battle of Lexington. A British force routs the American read more »