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Songs of the Civil War

Composer(s): Benedict Roefs, Henry Tucker, J. C. Wallace, R. Bishop Buckley, Anonymous, Luther O. Emerson, Dan D. Emmett, William Shakespeare Hays, Ethel Lynn Eliot Beers, John Hill Hewitt, Walter Kittredge, Louis Lambert
Album Title: Songs of the Civil War 
Cat. No.: 80202
Genre: Traditional
 
Description: The Harmoneion Singers; Tony Randall, narrator

I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land; All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight; We Are Coming, Father Abra'am; Mother, Is the Battle Over?; Tenting on the Old Camp Ground; The Drummer Boy of Shiloh; Beauregard's Retreat From Shiloh; Jeff in Petticoats; Weeping, Sad and Lonely; I'm A Good Old Rebel; When Johnny Comes Marching Home; We Are Coming From the Cotton Fields

The Civil War, one of the most deeply felt episodes in America's history, has left a heritage of music that reflects those feelings in the most vivid way. Indeed, this music was so intimately involved with events of the time that it became part of those events. These songs were sung in homes, North and South, at rallies, political gatherings and mass meetings, and on the very battlefields. This selection comprises several of the most popular songs of the era. First recordings from original editions! 
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