Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

The Old Pear Tree

or Washington's Head Quarters,

National Melody

Written by George Blake King

Composed by Charles M. King

New York (1 Franklin Sq.): Published by Firth & Hall (1840)

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[Verse 1]
Where Washington's head quarters were,
Still blooms an old Pear Tree,
Preserv'd as if by pious case
A monument to be,
A monument A monument
A monument to be.
From this good
Tree the Hero ate,
A midst the toils of war and hate,
Resolv'd Resolv'd Resolv'd
Resolv'd Resolv'd on liberty.

[Verse 2]
O never let this good old tree,
Be suffer'd to decay,
For want of care, on soil so free,
Where freedom bears the sway,
Where freedom,
Where freedom
Where freedom bears the sway.
From this good tree the Hero ate,
A midst the toils of war, and hate,
Resolv'd Resolv'd Resolv'd
Resolv'd Resolv'd on liberty.

[Verse 3]
Thou good old tree, still bloom, and bear,
Thro' years, and age to come,
Where Washington's head quarters were
Where beat the rolling drum,
Where beat the roll
Where beat the toll
Where beat the rolling drums
From this good tree the Hero ate,
A midst the toils of war, and hate,
Resolv'd Resolv'd Resolv'd
Resolv'd Resolv'd on liberty.

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