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Thread #33197 Message #984002
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
15-Jul-03 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Bennington Rifles
Subject: RE: Lyr. Add Riflemen of Bennington
It's nice that you're posting songs, but it would be even nicer if you were to give some information about them as well. Usually it's a help if people say where they got songs from, and give some indication of what the tune might be, if they are able to. Sources are important for traditional songs, and of course writer credits should always be given when a song has a known writer. In this case, the lyric is already in the Digital Tradition database: The Riflemen's Song at Bennington, with the tune put to it by John Allison.
Until you are used to it, it can be a bit difficult checking to see whether a song is already here, as titles and spellings do vary; the best way is to search for a short, distinctive phrase in the song rather than the title you know. There are more hints about the best way of posting songs in the FAQ; you'll see a link to it at the top of the thread list on the main Forum page.