January Music

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Liberty or loyalty

Here is 90 minutes of music from the American Revolution.

 
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Bessie Fisher

How songs were used to further the cause of the American Revolution.

 

Henry and John Laurens

 

NATHan Hale

 
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Valley Forge

 

Patriotic QUakeress

Another woman, Mistress Robert Murray, also outwitted the Redcoats by detaining them at their house, giving Old Putnam and his men time to escape. She and her daughters were charming and perhaps they entertained General Howe and his men with this nonsense song, Jennie Jenkins.

 

Tempy Wicks

 

Nathaneal Greene

 
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Marion the Swamp Fox

 
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An Old Time Decoration Day

 

Friends from Across the Sea

 
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The End of the War

The World Turned Upside Down is an English ballad. It first appeared in the 1640s as a protest against the policies of Parliament under Cromwell who banned the traditional English celebrations of Christmas. They thought the holiday should be a solemn occasion.

According to some accounts, the British army band, under Lord Cornwallis, played the tune when they surrendered at Yorktown. A rag tag army defeating the greatest military power in the world at the time certainly made it appear the world had turned upside down!