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Sheet Music for "The Massachusetts Song of Liberty"


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Bickerstaff’s Boston Almanack, for the year of our Lord 1770 (Boston: Mein and Fleeming, [1769]). For this page, the engraver apparently reused the plate with three “neatly engraved” systems of music used in the earlier edition of the almanack with the text of “The Liberty Song” Scrubbing the old text from the plate, he inserted the new title and lyrics around the existing music.

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“Sheet Music for "The Massachusetts Song of Liberty",” Isaiah Thomas Broadside Ballads Project, accessed April 19, 2018,