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Songs written by Mark Twain?

Jason Xion Wang 12 Oct 17 - 11:12 AM
Joe Offer 15 Oct 17 - 01:24 AM
Charley Noble 15 Oct 17 - 10:38 AM
Greg F. 15 Oct 17 - 11:10 AM
robomatic 15 Oct 17 - 11:17 AM
Mark Ross 15 Oct 17 - 06:24 PM
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Subject: Songs written by Mark Twain?
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 12 Oct 17 - 11:12 AM

I know that Mark Twain wrote a parody of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" about the Philippine?American War, and that a recording by the Chad Mitchell Trio exists. But what I want to know is - is that the only song that Mark Twain wrote?

Thanks, Jason


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Subject: ADD: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated (MTwain)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 01:24 AM

Interesting, Jason. I found the lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Updated" in Wikipedia

THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, UPDATED
(Mark Twain, 1900)

Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the launching of the Sword;
He is searching out the hoardings where the stranger's wealth is stored;
He hath loosed his fateful lightnings, and with woe and death has scored;
His lust is marching on.


I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the Eastern dews and damps;
I have read his doomful mission by the dim and flaring lamps?
His night is marching on.


I have read his bandit gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my pretensions, so with you my wrath shall deal;
Let the faithless son of Freedom crush the patriot with his heel;
Lo, Greed is marching on!"


We have legalized the strumpet and are guarding her retreat;*
Greed is seeking out commercial souls before his judgement seat;
O, be swift, ye clods, to answer him! be jubilant my feet!
Our god is marching on!


In a sordid slime harmonious Greed was born in yonder ditch,
With a longing in his bosom?and for others' goods an itch.
As Christ died to make men holy, let men die to make us rich?
Our god is marching on.


* NOTE: In Manila the Government has placed a certain industry under the protection of our flag. (M.T.)


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Subject: RE: Songs written by Mark Twain?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 10:38 AM

I bet there were other songs.


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Subject: RE: Songs written by Mark Twain?
From: Greg F.
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 11:10 AM

As ye deal with my pretensions, so with you my wrath shall deal

Rather looks like Clemens anticipated the Trump administration !


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Subject: RE: Songs written by Mark Twain?
From: robomatic
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 11:17 AM

Not a song, but:

The War Prayer

has its own web site.


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Subject: RE: Songs written by Mark Twain?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 15 Oct 17 - 06:24 PM

Our own Bruce Murdoch used to sing Twain's version BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC. 50 years ago, which is when I learned it from him.


Mark Ross


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