Category Archives: Music

“Washed Pure, Washed Clean” Cyberfunk Radio…

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The Battle Cry of Freedom – two versions

With a song as memorable as “The Battle Cry of Freedom” it is easy to understand why each side of the conflict that we currently know as the Civil War – would want their own version of this rousing song. Written by George F. Root in 1862 as a rally song for the Union army, […]

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Hard Times Come Again No More – Stephen Foster

Published in 1864! Stephen Fosters song became an anthem to those in need of better times and a brighter outlook. Seemingly drawing together people of all economic groups in longing, using music as a common bond. Tis the song, the sigh of the weary… The lyrics are timeless and will most likely continue to be […]

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Tenting Tonight On The Old Campground

Written in 1863, by Walter Kittredge, this song was a favorite of Union soldiers We’re tenting tonight on the old camp ground, Give us a song to cheer Our weary hearts, a song of home And friends we love so dear. Chorus: Many are the hearts that are weary tonight, Wishing for the war to […]

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The End of Day

Day is done, gone the sun From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky All is well, safely rest God is nigh. The refrain is one I’ve heard many times in my life, but none more touching than the funeral of a loved one that has served their country in the armed services. The […]

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Goober Peas

Some define folk music as music passed on by mouth… or music of the lower classes… while the song Goober peas was definitely passed on by mouth (earliest printed sheet music for the song dates to the years AFTER the American Civil War), one could argue the ‘lower classes’ label. The song Goober Peas was […]

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Every Storm Has an End – Music Video/Movie Short

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Royal Hawaiian Band Anniversary

The Royal Hawaiian Band: Created in 1836, by order of King Kamehameha III, the Royal Hawaiian Band is the only full-time municipal band in the United States. They are also the only band with a Royal heritage. One of the former band leaders, a Heinrich “Heri” Berger composed the song “Hawaii Ponoi” with King David […]

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In the Family Tree…

 Pvt. George Henry Graffam – 30th Maine Infantry Unit Organized at Augusta and mustered in January 8, 1864. Left State for New Orleans, La., January 31, 1864, arriving February 16. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864; and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to […]

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Rewriting the Lyrics… Julia Ward Howe

 “John Brown’s Body” was a song familiar to many during the Civil War, but the lyrics were re-written into another song entirely. On a visit to Washington DC in 1861, Julia Ward Howe (wife of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe) heard a regiment chanting the song. A companion of her suggested that new words aught to […]

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