The Civil War Songbook


Thirty-seven songs: The Battle Cry of Freedom, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, 34 more.

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Thirty-seven songs: The Battle Cry of Freedom, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic, 34 more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486234229
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1977
  • Series: Dover Song Collections Series
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 1,017,399
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 11.97 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

  The Battle Cry of Freedom
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  The Battle Hymn of the Republic
    Words: Julia Ward Howe
  Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
  Dixie's Land (Dixie)
    Words & music: Daniel Decatur Emmett
  The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Words: Harry Macarthy
  "Maryland, My Maryland!"
    Words: James Ryder Randall
  The Southrons' Chaunt of Defiance
    Music: Armand Edward Blackmar
  We Are Coming Father Abra'am
    Words: James Sloan Gibbions; music: Luther Orlando Emerson
  Marching Through Georgia
    Words & music: Henry Clay Work
  Who'll Save the Left?
    Words: R. Tompkins; music: George Fredrick Root
  Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (or The Prisoner's Hope)
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  "Just Before the Battle, Mother"
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  The Soldier's Return
    Words: W.H. Morris; music: John Rogers Thomas
  Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
    Words & music: Walter Kittredge
  All Quiet Along the Potomac To-Night
    Words: Ethel Lynn Beers; music: John Hill Hewitt
  "The Grant Pill (or "Unconditional Surrender")"
    Words: Harriet L. Castle; music arr. by: James Cox Beckel
  O I'm a Good Old Rebel
  The Children of the Battle Field
    Words & music: James Gowdy Clark
  "Comrades, I am Dying"
    Words: Thomas Manahan; music: B. Sontag
  The Drummer Boy Shiloh
    Words & music: Will. S. [William Shakespeare]
  Little Major
    Words & music: Henry Clay Work
  The Dying Volunteer
    Words & music: G. Gumpert
  "Bear Gently, So Gently, the Roughly Made Bier"
    Words: Mrs. E. A. B. Mitchell; music: Chr. Mathias
  "Can I Go, Dearest Mother?"
    Music: Bernard Covert
  "Weeping, Sad and Lonely (or When This Cruel War Is Over)"
    Words: Charles Carroll Sawyer; music: Henry Tucker
  O Come You From the Battle-Field?
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  When Johnny Comes Marching Home
    "Words & music: "Louis Lambert" (Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)"
  The Vacant Chair (or We Shall Meet But We Shall Miss Him)
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  Brave Boys Are They!
    Words & music: Henry Clay Work
  Mother Is the Battle Over?
    Music: Benedict E. Roefs
  Grafted into the Army
    Words & music: Henry Clay Work
  Jeff in Petticoats
    Words: George Cooper; music: Henry Tucker
  The New Emancipation Song
    Words: R. A. T.; music: Mrs. E. A. Parkhurst
  Glory! Glory! (or The Little Octoroom)
    Words & music: George Fredrick Root
  Kingdom Coming
    Words & music: Henry Clay Work
  Sixty-Three Is the Jubilee
    Words: J. L. Greene; music: D. A. French
  We are Coming from the Cotton Fields
    Words: J.C-n; music: J. C. Wallace
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