"The Girl I Left Behind Me"
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|History of the "The Girl I Left Behind Me"|
|"Much folklore has arisen regarding this tune. One source states the tune was popular as far back as Queen Elizabeth's (Elizabeth I) reign and was played whenever a regiment left town or a man-of-war set sail. Another theory is that the tune originated in 1758 when Admiral's Hawke and Rodney were watching the French fleet off the coast. |
Theodore Ralph (see citation below) writes that the tune was known in America as early as 1650 and indicates it was a traditional fife tune, imported from England as Brighten Camp. The tune became generally popular during the Revolution.
The tune was known in Ireland as The Rambling Laborer and The Spailpin Fanach and was first published in Dublin in 1791."
Information and music contributed by "Popular Songs In American History," a folk music website by Lesley Nelson. A link is provided at the "links" web page.
"The American Song Treasure,"
by Theodore Ralph, Dover Publications,
New York, 1986
"Folk Songs of Old New England,"
by Eloise Hubbard Linscott Dover Publications,
New York, 1993 (First published in 1939)
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