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John André, A Representation of Major John André…going from the Vulture Sloop of War, aquatint, circa 1781. Although I grew up in the area I had never paid much attention to this part of American history. I therefore determined that, since I was once again in southern New York for…
I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as well as their vices, and giving them friends as well as enemies, and generally treating them with a certain amount of respect […]
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(To the tune of The Caissons Go Rolling Along) Over hill, over dale, Catching rabbits by the tail Magicians go strolling along! Classic force, side-steal too, I’ve got your card inside my shoe Magicians go strolling along! Then it’s … Continue reading
A celebration of early music featuring our chorale in collaboration with the Music Institute Recorder Orchestra, and the Music Institute Viola da Gamba Ensemble.
O, GLORIOUS STANDARD! Air — “Hail Columbia.” O, glorious standard of the free, Thou flag of loyal colors three, Float ever o’er our hearths and homes, Float ever o’er our hearths and homes, A sign that we our country … Continue reading
THE FREE-TRADE PINAFORE. [In Which Captain Cleveland Appears at the Head of the Democratic Crew.] Capt. Cleveland — I am the captain of the Free Trade crew. Chorus of Democratic Tars — And a right good captain, too. Capt. C. … Continue reading
HARRISON’S THE DANDY. Air — “Yankee Doodle.” Cleveland took his hook and line and started off a-fishing. He fished for suckers all the day, but took it out in wishing. It seems the suckers all were off attending decoration, … Continue reading
THE FREE TRADE BANNER. Air—”When Freedom from Her Mountain Height” When Free Trade, from her topmost crag, Unfurled her standard to the air, She thrust aside the old time flag, And set a big bandanna there. She sprinkled o’er its … Continue reading
THE CATASTROPHE. Air.—”The Bull Dog.” Allen Thurman on the bank, Grover Cleveland in the pool, Allen Thurman on the bank, Grover Cleveland in the pool, Allen Thurman on the bank, Grover Cleveland in the pool, “O, help me out and … Continue reading
OH, GROVER C, MY JO GROVE. Air — “John Anderson, My Jo.” Oh, Grover C, my Jo Grove! I wonder what you mean By such an inconsistent act as that we’ve lately seen; You thought a second term, Grove, … Continue reading
THE BATTLE CRY, PROTECTION. Air — “Battle Cry of Freedom.” For America and freedom we take the field again Shouting the battle cry, Protection! And rally round our banner, a host of busy men Shouting the battle cry, Protection! Chorus. … Continue reading
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Tune — “Red, White and Blue.” Democrats may flourish their bandannas — The flag of our country we’ll wave. The “boys” from the lakes to savannas Once more this grand Union will save. With Harrison … Continue reading