In America, Memorial Day is just ahead – or Decoration Day, if you’re a real old-timer, a day for decorating the graves of the Civil War dead. The songs many of those soldiers marched to are still known today – “The Yellow Rose Of Texas”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, “Dixie”. But this one belongs in a category all its own:Read on. I bet you will learn something about one of America's greatest songs.Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored...
Monday, May 22, 2006
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Mark Steyn has written a great article on the history of the song:
Posted by Tom at 1:11 PM