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  • Hail Columbia

    Article. Up until the 1890s "Hail Columbia" was played as the de facto national anthem of the United States. President Lincoln once mentioned he had to stand up and take off his ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Fanfare for the Common Man

    Article. In March 1943, income taxes were a major issue for the common man. The United States had been at war about fifteen months and government spending soared. The previous year, as ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • America the Beautiful

    Article. "America the Beautiful" has been called "an expression of patriotism at its finest." It conveys an attitude of appreciation and gratitude for the nation's extraordinary physical beauty and abundance, without triumphalism. ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • You're a Grand Old Flag

    Article. With and without Ethel Levey George Washington, Jr. ran from February 12, 1906 to April 23, 1906 and, following a national tour, had a one month return engagement in New York ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Yankee Doodle

    Article. Of humble origin and perhaps questionable in matters of lyrical "taste," "Yankee Doodle" has survived as one of America's most upbeat and humorous national airs. In the fife and drum state ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • The Army Goes Rolling Along

    Article. Refrain: Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!The Army's on its way.Count off the cadence loud and strong,For where e'er we go,You will always knowThat The Army ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Battle hymn of the republic

    Article. But it was when Julia Ward Howe visited Washington, DC in 1861 that the tune properly came to be called "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Howe and her husband, both ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Over There

    Article. President Wilson described "Over There" as "a genuine inspiration to all American manhood" and Cohan remained unwavering in his patriotic fervor. However, a significant number of artists and performers grew increasingly ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Library of Congress March

    Article. One particular hurdle was the brevity of the 'dog fight' section. The piano draft was too short here, and seemed undeveloped. Fortunately, one of the early fragment sketches had some melodic ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Article. In December 1965, having completed the first U.S. space rendezvous and set a record for the longest flight in the U.S. space program, the astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell hurtled ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Of Thee I Sing

    Article. View posters from the New Deal era in American Memory

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Semper Paratus

    Article. The work of the U.S. Coast Guard has always included a strong humanitarian emphasis. Orville and Wilbur Wright, for example, were able to engage members of the Coast Guard to assist ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • This Land is Your Land

    Article. Nobody living can ever stop me As I go walking my Freedom Highway Nobody living can make me turn back This land was made for you and me.

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Marines' Hymn

    Article. The first version of the song was copyrighted, published and distributed in 1919 by The Leatherneck - a Marine Corps magazine printed in Quantico, Virginia. On November 21, 1942, the Commandant ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Anchors Aweigh

    Article. Charles Zimmermann died just before the U.S. entered WWI but his counterpart, John Philip Sousa, enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was paid one dollar per month to organize the ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • This is My Country

    Article. The co-authors of "This Is My Country" passed away within a month of each other. Raye died in Encino, California on January 29, 1985. Al Jacobs passed away on February 13, ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

    Article. The song also gave rise to many a parody. The best known was the Confederate parody "For Bales." Union soldiers sang about Generals such as Burnside, McClellan and Mead in a ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • Star Spangled Banner

    Article. The Anacreontic Society was founded around 1766, and named in honor of the ancient Greek court poet Anacreon, who in the sixth century B.C., entertained his tyrannical patrons with lyrics celebrating ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002

  • The Candidate's a Dodger

    videorecording ; 4 min | Forms part of the Seeger Family Tribute Collection (Source). Recorded at the Library of Congress (Venue).

    Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - American Folklife Center
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2007

  • U.S. Air Force Song

    Article. Melodies and songs are often quoted within another piece of music and "Off We Go" is no exception. Frank Zappa's twenty-five-minute opus "Billy the Mountain," a pastiche of American musical genres, ...

    Contributor: Library of Congress
    Site/Collection: Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Patriotic Melodies - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America
    Original Format: Web Pages
    Date: 2002