Our Martyr President

Title

Our Martyr President

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Linden, Oscar
Smith, Dexter, Jr., 1842?-1909
Sheet music
Funeral music

Description

Song mourning the death of Lincoln.

Creator

Linden, Oscar and Smith, Dexter Jr.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865

Contributor

G. D. Russell & Company

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

en

Identifier

301108
180916547

Coverage

Boston

Transcription

OUR MARTYR PRESIDENT

Poetry by W. Dexter Smith Jr. Music by Oscar Linden.

Boston. G. D. Russell & Company 126 Trement, Opp.Park St.

Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1863 by G. D. Russell & Company in the Clerk's office of the Dist. Court of Massachusetts


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OUR MARTYR PRESIDENT. Words by W. Dexter Smith, Jr. Music by Oscar Linden.

VOICE.

1. The air is dark with 2. When bondmen's chains were 3. Our hearts are sad with

shadows, Dense clouds hang in the sky, Our land is draped in mourning, Death's

clanking He heard the sad, sad, sigh, He heard the pris'ner's murmur The

mourning For one who lived and died. That peace and freedom ever Might


angel has passed by: Our faithful, fearless pilot, Our nations honored

widow's plaintive cry; He broke the slaves strong fetters He set the pris'ner

flourish side by side; And while there lives a freeman Upon Columbia's


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head, Our good and honest ruler Is numbered with the

free, With good will to all creatures He died for Liberty

shore, His name will be remembered, And treasured ever

SOP. Our faithful, fearless pilot Our nation's honored

ALTO. Our faithful, fearless pilot Our nation's honored

TENOR. dead. more. Our faithful, fearless pilot, Our nation's honored

BASS. PIANO.


head our good and honest ruler is numbered with the dead.

head our good and honest ruler is numbered with the dead.

head our good and honest ruler is numbered with the dead.

(After last verse.)

Is numbered with the dead is numbered with the dead.

Is numbered with the dead is numbered with dead.

Is numbered with the dead is numbered with the dead., is numbered with the dead.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

4
36 cm

Citation

Linden, Oscar and Smith, Dexter Jr., “Our Martyr President,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 19, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20063.