Jarlath MacNamara's Blog – February 2015 Archive (1)

Columbia - A National Anthem composed by P S Gilmore in 1880



P S Gilmore never felt that America was properly served by her anthem and so composed his own Anthem called Columbia based on the short history of this new country . In January and February 1880 he went on tour playing the anthem and measuring its popularity . Unfortunately typical of Gilmore , he had been to honest to history and mentioning the "Redman" in the first verse was not popular in 19th…

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Added by Jarlath MacNamara on February 12, 2015 at 4:29am — No Comments

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