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"The Girl I Left Behind Me"
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DATE DAY TIME PROGRAM
Sept. 13, 2014 Saturday 11:30 a.m.
United States Constitution and 200th Anniversary of
the National Anthem
Oct. 11, 2014 Saturday 11:30 a.m. The Founders: Celebrating 125 Years
of DAR
by Tami Sneddon, State Historian, Linn Chapter
Nov. 8, 2014 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Honor Flight
by Mike Pungercar, South Willamette
Valley Honor Flight
Dec. 13, 2014 Saturday 11:30 a.m. How I Decorated The
Vice President's Home For Christmas
by Sharon Haynes
Jan. 10, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. State Regent's Visit
with Cindy Parnell, State Regent
Feb. 14, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Honoring Our Student Winners Of The Good
Citizens/American History Essay Contests
Mar. 14, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Early Days of the DAR Library
Joan Hunter, Chapter Regent
Apr. 11, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Lincoln's Funeral Train
150th Anniversary
by Lynne Schneider, Oregon Trail Chapter
May 9, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Protocol at State Conference From a
Page's Perspective
by Elizabeth Hunter and others
May 14-17, 2015 Thursday-Sunday Oregon State Conference
Special Guest
President General Lynn F. Young
June 13, 2015 Saturday 11:30 a.m. Annual Picnic / Awards From State Conference
June 24-28, 2015
Wednesday-Sunday Continental Congress
Washington D.C.
Quarterly Saturday Lineage Workshops
OGS Library



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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