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|Work Title||The Old Elm Tree|
|Alternative. Title||A Patriotic Ballad|
|Composer||Hewitt, John Hill|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||3-4 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
This verbiage is on the first page of the music: Few who have visited Boston have not seen the ancient Elm Tree on the “Common”. With it are associated the most agreeable reminiscences of the American Patriot. It is still the scene of many a childish sport and “in the days that tried Men’s souls,” beneath its branches gathered the Patriots and Heroes who achieved the liberties we now enjoy.