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Patriotic Melodies

Many people may be familiar with patriotic ditties like "America the Beautiful", "Of Thee I Sing", and "Over There", but how many of them know the stories behind each of these works? For those who don't (and for those who do), this site will be quite a treat. Created by the Library of Congress, the site tells the stories of these songs through sheet music, historic images, and other pieces of visual and audio ephemera. For example, the story of "Of Thee I Sing" is told both through a descriptive essay, a photograph of legendary tunesmith George Gershwin, and a print of Ira Gershwin from the very able hand of Al Hirschfeld. All told, visitors can learn about the history of over two dozen songs on the site.
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February 29th, 2008
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February 29th, 2008 at 9:12am
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February 29th, 2008 at 6:10pm
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