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Battle Hymn of the Republic

This well-known Civil War theme has become a popular patriotic song, intertwined with hope for the abolitionist movement.

Although the chords and melody are not especially difficult, playing it up to speed will prove a challenge.


Standard (EADGbe)

Melody/Lead Sheet

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About the Artist

The lyrics to Battle Hymn of the Republic were written by Julia Ward Howe of Boston, and that is why the tune is so famous today; but they are set to the tune of John Brown’s Body, a tune about an abolitionist of the Civil War period.


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As the creator of Hub Guitar, Grey has compiled hundreds of guitar lessons, written several books, and filmed hundreds of video lessons. He teaches private lessons in his Boston studio, as well as via video chat through TakeLessons.

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