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  • Book/Printed Material
    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]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Book/Printed Material
    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/Printed Material
    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
    The presidents march: a new federal song sheet music | 2 p. | Also contains a version of Yankee Doodle. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: G. Willig
    • Date: 1798

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  • Notated Music
    The continental harmony containing, a number of anthems, fuges, and chorusses, in several parts : never before published print | 1 score (199 p.) ; 14 x 23 cm. | composed by William Billings ... (Statement Of Responsibility). Includes index. LC copy 1 imperfect: pages between the t.p. verso and p. vii wanting. Evans, 26673 (Citation/Reference). RISM, A/I/1, B2655 (Citation/Reference). Print (Form).
    • Contributor: By Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, Sold at Their Bookstore - By Said Thomas in Worcester, and by the Booksellers in Boston, and Elsewhere - Billings, William - John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1794

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