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"The Girl I Left Behind Me"
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DATE DAY TIME PROGRAM
Sept. 12, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Celebrating your patriots through supplementals
by Rhonda Morgan, Chapter Registrar
Oct. 10, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Our House Beautiful
by Joan Hunter, Chapter Vice Regent
Nov. 14, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Experiences with the WACS
by Judy Ponichtera, Veteran and Past Officer
Dec. 12, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Indian War Bonnet Symbolism
by Janet Harper, Life Member
Jan. 9, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. The DAR Museum in Washington DC
by Teresa Maloney, National Chair DAR 

Museum Outreach
Feb. 13, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Honoring Our Student Winners Of The Good
Citizens/American History Essay Contests
Mar. 12, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Chemawa Indian School
by Lora Braucher, Superintendent
Apr. 9, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. State Conference Protocol
by Lynne Schneider, State Chair of Protocol
May 14, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Waiting for Peace
by Karen Berkey Huntsberger, Author
May 19-22, 2016 Thursday-Sunday Oregon State Conference
Valley River Inn
Eugene
June 11, 2016 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers
June 15-19, 2016
Wednesday-Sunday Continental Congress
Washington D.C.



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.

Sources:
"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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