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Thread #26320 Message #3565102
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
08-Oct-13 - 06:13 AM
Thread Name: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?
Subject: RE: British Grenadiers-why is tune called Sheffield?
According to the Cyberhymnal, the Iris was the Sheffield newspaper that Montgomery ran, and the hymn was first published in it, in 1816.
So it's obvious really.
Maybe there are other hymn tunes called "Daily Worker", "National Enquirer" or "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".