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Lyr Req: Women's Marseillaise (Florence Macaulay)

11 May 06 - 05:33 AM (#1737841)
Subject: Lyr Req: Woman's Marseillaise
From: chico

Looking for the

"Woman's Marseillaise"

or "Women's Marseillaise"

Mentioned in Jailed for Freedom by Doris Stevens, 1920.


11 May 06 - 07:13 AM (#1737885)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Woman's Marseillaise
From: GUEST,JTT

I googled "women's marseillaise" and found lots of references including this:

http://www.broadviewpress.com/bvbooksprintable.asp?BookID=670

I think it may refer to

Literature of the women's suffrage campaign in England

by Carolyn Christensen Nelson

which you'll find in English libraries if you look in the worldcatlibraries.org site.


13 May 06 - 06:44 PM (#1740186)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Woman's Marseillaise
From: Jim Dixon

From The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide 1866-1928 by Elizabeth Crawford:
    Florence Elizabeth Mary Macaulay (1862-1945), [a teacher and organizer]. In 1909 F.E.M. Macaulay was the author of "The Women's Marseillaise", "Arise ye daughters of a land / That vaunts its liberty!", a marching song published by the Women's Social and Political Union.
I found this with Google Book Search.


15 May 06 - 11:00 AM (#1740949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Woman's Marseillaise
From: Jim Dixon

Susie Steinbach, a history professor at Hamline University, who has specialized in women's history in Britain, writes:
    Macaulay was a militant suffragette and a member of the Women's Social and Political Union. You will probably find reference to her in Elizabeth Crawford's reference guide to Women's Suffrage, and in Laura Nym Mayhall's book on Militancy. I don't know where you could get the lyrics, but you might try histories of the WSPU by Christabel or Emmeline Pankhurst (leaders of the WSPU) or one of their followers.
I looked up 2 of these books in a catalog:

"The Militant Suffrage Movement : Citizenship And Resistance In Britain, 1860-1930" by Laura E. Nym Mayhall

"My Own Story" by Emmeline Pankhurst


11 Jun 07 - 11:39 PM (#2074360)
Subject: Lyr Add: WOMEN'S MARSEILLAISE (Florence Macaulay)
From: Jim Dixon

Found with Google Book Search in Literature of the Women's Suffrage Campaign in England by Carolyn Christensen Nelson, 2004, page 170:

THE WOMEN'S MARSEILLAISE
Words, F. E. M. Macaulay, 1909. Music, Rouget Delisle, 1792.

1. Arise, ye daughters of a land
That vaunts its liberty!
Make restless rulers understand
That women must be free,
That women will be free.
Hark! Hark! The trumpet's calling!
Who'd be a laggard in the fight?
With victory even now in sight,
And stubborn foemen backward falling.

CHORUS: To freedom's cause till death
We swear our fealty
March on! March on!
Face to the dawn,
The dawn of liberty.

2. Arise! Though pain or loss betide,
Grudge naught of freedom's toll.
For what they loved the martyrs died;
Are we of meaner soul?
Are we of meaner soul?
Our comrades, greatly daring,
Through prison bars have led the way:
Who would not follow to the fray,
Their glorious struggle proudly sharing?

[However, this is a "limited preview" book and I wasn't able to see page 171, so I don't know whether there are additional verses.]