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it was played in derision of the Americans, by the British lifers during the Revolutionary war — Its true origin is from an unsuccessful oratorio, entitled "Ulysses," composed by William Smith. "Hail Columbia," originally the old "President's March," was composed by the German leader of the band at Trenton, after the battle. The "Star Spangled Banner is the old Irish tune of Bibo. The more modern song, so popular with the Unionists, Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean," claims its origin from John Bull. Its transatlantic title was "Britannia, thou Gem of the Ocean." "Our Flag is There," another song tending towards nationality, is said to have been composed in South America. Our National melodies should possess a distinct character of their own; but, if we are to depend on any people for their caste, let it not be the untutored son of Africa — the distorter of old Scotch and Irish tunes given to the world in the palmy days of the bards and harpers. If the Confederated States requi