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  • The  presidents march: a new federal song

    The presidents march: a new federal song

    sheet music | 2 p. | Also contains a version of Yankee Doodle. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Willig
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1798

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  • [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    [ Song 566] Anacreontic Society

    Published in "The vocal magazine," pages 147 and 148 (Content). First dated printing of the poem "To Anacreon in Heav'n" (no music). B1 in Star Spangled Books.

    • Contributor: J. Harrison for J. Bew - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1778

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  • Yankee doodle

    Yankee doodle

    sheet music | Music associated with the Union side Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • The  Anacreontic song

    The Anacreontic song

    sheet music | 2 p., 9 1/4 x 13 in. | This is likely the 3rd issue from after 1782. "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [Smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 178?

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  • The  Anacreontic song

    The Anacreontic song

    sheet music | 3 p., 13 x 9 3/4 in. | "As sung at the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand." First edition. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Longman and Broderip - [Smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1779

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  • To Anacreon, in heav'n

    To Anacreon, in heav'n

    First book printing of both the poem and the tune of the Anacreontic song. There is reasonable historical doubt about John Stafford Smith's actual composition of the melody. Published in "The vocal enchantress," pages 336-338.

    • Contributor: J. Fielding - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1783

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  • The  Anacreontick Song

    The Anacreontick Song

    It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the melody have been given as an old hunting song or traditional bar song. Published in "A fifth book of canzonets, catches, canons & glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the ...

    • Contributor: "Printed for the Author" - Smith, John Stafford - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1799

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