Battle Hymn of the Republic for Banjo!

Posted by: banjoben
12
Jun 2017

It's that time of year when we 'Mericans celebrate the anniversary of a little fling we had with our British brothers a few years back. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is one of the tunes played around that time, though it's good to pick any place around the globe. I'd had several requests for it, so here you go–two solos in the C position which is MUCHO fun! 

 

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9 Comments on "Battle Hymn of the Republic for Banjo!"

Re: Battle Hymn of the Republic for Banjo! #
Ben!!!!!!!! The Battle Hymn of the Republic is a Civil War era inspired song. It has nothing to do with the British!!!!
Posted by Shawn davis on 6/12/2017 6:35:54 PM
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Wow, stirring stuff and i’m not even Merican. Great lesson, thanks Ben.
Posted by True Blue on 6/12/2017 6:39:34 PM
Reply to Shawn #
I know! It's still sung as a patriotic song around Independence Day. I didn't say the song was written FOR Independence Day. From Wikipedia, the foremost authority on everything ever: In the years since the Civil War, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used frequently as an American patriotic song.
Posted by banjoben on 6/12/2017 8:37:40 PM
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love it
Posted by larry ritch on 6/12/2017 11:02:33 PM
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Love Battle Hymn of the Republic !!! Can't wait for the site upgrade! Thanks for all your hard work Ben !
Posted by Ted Alexander on 6/14/2017 3:06:25 PM
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Ben Not sure of the significance of the American Civil War/ 12th July connection. This is a popular Hymn here in Scotland and is sung at Church of Scotland services. Author: Julia Ward Howe. Born: May 27, 1819, New York City. Died: October 17, 1910, Middletown, Rhode Island. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her Battle Hymn of the Republic, "eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord," was written in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was called forth by the sight of troops for the seat of war.
Posted by Archie on 6/14/2017 4:00:56 PM
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Another brilliant lesson.
Posted by Archie on 6/14/2017 4:02:51 PM
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Great version. Have you given thought to making a medley of the service songs to be played along with this???? And on the banjo; how more Americn could you get?? Again, good work,Ben.
Posted by Ron Williams on 6/19/2017 8:42:23 AM
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So glad I joined as a gold pick member years ago. If my history is correct, 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' was a gospel hymn before the civil war and the words were changed and it was accepted as our country's hymn during the battle between the states ... you know ... back when our country was a God fearing, Christian, union of independent states.
Posted by eddie on 6/19/2017 11:18:47 AM
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