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 Post subject: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:43 am 
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I am sure many of you are familiar with this Christmas Carol. We get the lovely words of the song, which omitted the second half of the poem. What I discovered today opened my eyes about what Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was really writing about when he penned this poem back during the Civil War. Check out the full poem here:

http://www.potw.org/archive/potw118.html

Gen. Don Adams
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spirit - the soul of the Confederate soldier and the Rebel yell - fail to be captured or killed but shall live forever in the hearts of men and never die." -- Rudolph Mellard


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:35 am 
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Not a Southern song, for sure.

Longfellow was a true, blue Yankee. Born in Maine and died in Massachusetts.

http://www.pdmusic.org/civilwar2.html

and

http://www.pdmusic.org/civilwar.html

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That's great Don. Thanks.

Doug


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