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Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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    Adams and liberty

    "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.

    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [smith, John Stafford?] - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1798

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  • Book

    Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty]

    Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.

    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Notated Music

    My country! 'Tis of thee

    sheet music | 1 p. | Tune: God save the king. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: C. Bradlee - [smith, Samuel Francis]
    • Date: 1832
  • Notated Music

    America the beautiful

    sheet music | 8p, 7 x 11 in. | Also includes "O peerless flag!" Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson Company - Fisher, William Arms - Bates, Katharine Lee
    • Date: 1917

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  • Notated Music

    The popular refrain of Glory, hallelujah

    sheet music | 4 p. | "As sung by the Federal volunteers throughout the union." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music

    Battle hymn of the republic

    sheet music | 4 p. | Written for the Atlantic monthly. Received by LC in 1890. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co. - Steffe, William - Howe, Julia Ward
    • Date: 1890

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  • Notated Music

    Star-spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 11 x 14 in. | Music has illustrated cover entitled: "Columbia, a collection of American national melodies." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson and Co. - [smith, John Stafford] - Merkley, C. - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1877

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  • Notated Music

    The national air of Yankee Doodle

    sheet music | 3 p. | Arranged for the piano forte. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson
    • Date: 1845

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