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Songs and stories of the Civil War
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, c2002.
Physical Description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes music (piano with optional voice) to a selection of Civil War songs.
The battle cry of freedom -- The battle hymn of the republic -- Dixie's land -- Maryland, my Maryland -- Lincoln and liberty -- Weeping sad and lonely -- Tenting on the old camp ground -- When Johnny comes marching home -- Roll, Alabama, roll -- The battle of Shiloh -- Slavery chain done broke at last -- Free at last.
Provides a history of the music and lyrics of a dozen Civil War songs, describing the circumstances under which they were created and performed.