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Thread #149326   Message #3473927
Posted By: GUEST,999
31-Jan-13 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: The Anacreontic Song
Subject: RE: Folklore: Tha Anacreontic Song
The Anacreontic Song was written for the Anacreontic Society. This London
gentlemen's club was named after the Greek poet Anacreon (c. 570-485 BC),
who was known for his poems on love and wine. The words are credited to
Ralph Tomlinson (1744-1778), and the tune is commonly attributed to John
Stafford Smith (1750-1836). The tune is most famous for its use with Francis
Scott Key's The Star Spangled Banner (the national anthem of the United
States.) The earlier political song Adams and Liberty also used the same tune.

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