The History of American Music

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Macmillan, 1915 - Music - 387 pages
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Page 141 - COME join hand in hand, brave Americans all, And rouse your bold hearts at fair Liberty's call ; No tyrannous acts, shall suppress your just claim, Or stain with dishonor America's name. In freedom we're born, and in freedom we'll live ; Our purses are ready, Steady, Friends, steady, Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give. * Our worthy forefathers — let's give them a cheer — To climates unknown did courageously steer ; Thro' oceans to deserts, for freedom they came, And, dying, bequeath'd...
Page 154 - Mid the reign of mild peace, May your nation increase, With the glory of Rome, and the wisdom of Greece ; And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
Page 142 - This bumper I crown for our sovereign's health, And this for Britannia's glory and wealth ; That wealth and that glory immortal may be, If she is but just, and if we are but free.
Page 254 - When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green, And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen...
Page 12 - It has more than twenty times the power of the old slow tunes, each part straining for mastery and victory, the audience entertained and delighted, their minds surpassingly agitated and extremely fluctuated, sometimes declaring for one part, and sometimes for another.
Page 14 - Perhaps it may be expected by some, that I should say something concerning Rules for Composition ; to these I answer that Nature is the best dictator, for all the hard dry studied rules that ever...
Page 142 - Come swallow your bumpers, ye Tories, and roar That the Sons of fair Freedom are hampered once more ; But know that no cut-throats our spirits can tame, Nor a host of oppressors shall smother the flame.
Page 141 - Swarms of placemen and pensioners soon will appear, Like locusts deforming the charms of the year: Suns vainly will rise, showers vainly descend, If we are to drudge for what others shall spend.
Page 11 - At night Dr. Mather preaches in the School-House to the young Musicians, from Rev. 14. 3. — no man could learn that Song. — House was full, and the Singing extraordinarily Excellent, such as has hardly been heard before in Boston. Sung four times out of Tate and Brady.
Page 155 - When our land is illumined with Liberty's smile, If a foe from within strike a blow at her glory, Down, down with the traitor that dares to defile The flag of her stars and the page of her story! By the millions unchained...

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