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Subject - Song

Each of these poems is known best in its musical setting.


  1. Nearer My God to Thee by Sarah Flower Adams
  2. All things bright and beauteous by Cecil Frances Alexander
  3. America the Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
  4. Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns

    The new year's standard. Do you know all of the words?

  5. The New-England Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child

    Over the river and through the wood...

  6. Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair by Stephen Foster
  7. Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe
  8. The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

    another one you may not know all the verse of

  9. Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte
  10. Amazing Grace by John Newton
  11. Waltzing Matilda by "Banjo" Paterson

    received the popular vote for the Australia national anthem

  12. The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth

    became the hit song of 1826 and remained popular for much of the nineteenth century

  13. Down in the Valley a traditional american song
  14. A Home on the Range a traditional american song
  15. Low Bridge, Everybody Down a traditional american song
  16. Oh My Darling Clementine a traditional american song
  17. Shenandoah a traditional american song
  18. Red River Valley a traditional american song
  19. I Know Moonrise a traditional american spritual
  20. Free at Last a traditional american spritual
  21. Simple Gifts a traditional shaker song
  22. She'll be Comin' 'Round the Mountain an american folk song

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The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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