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Fourth of July


This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/262616.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

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aililinnea
Jul. 5th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Wow, I was thinking of this song earlier today too. Happy 4th!

Btw, I'm way behind on reading and commenting on your journal, but I intend to catch up . . .
kaffyr
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I hope your Fourth was a good one, filled with hope and community. Those are good things with which to remember and celebrate the nation. And the tune is one that almost always makes me cry.

Don't worry about trying to catch up. I've been so behind on everything in LJ land, and teh Intarwebz in general, that I can't begrudge anyone else a bit of laggardliness. Which is totally a word, y/y?
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 5th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
Happy Fourth, sweetie!!

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
Happy Day After the Fourth! I hope you and yours had hot dogs and sparklers and each other for the day, and that it went just as you'd hoped and better!

*hugs*
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 5th, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
We had a very lovely day. No hot dogs (alas) but we all had each other and it was a wonderful day!
carbonel
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
I had a longish post composed about "American Tune" and the PPM song that uses the same tune:



...and how I'd long thought it was by Bach, but eventually found out he just arranged it; Hans Leo Hassler wrote the original tune.

And then I accidentally hit the wrong button and lost the entire thing. So have a Wikipedia link instead.

And happy 4th!
kaffyr
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
I had a very good Fourth, and I enjoyed the PPM song. Bless their earnest little hearts ... appreciated the Wikipedia link, too; thanks!

I fell in love with An American Tune long after I'd fallen in love with the original hymn. When I was a teenager, and very much a practicing Christian for reasons both deep and shallow, I learned "Oh Sacred Head, Now Wounded", in a setting that made me impress on it like a baby duck on a passing mother-substitute.

When I heard Simon's song, the words resonated in me the same way the hymn did. Hey-presto, an immediate and almost always tear-inducing favorite. It says a lot, for me, about why I love this country, and why there's still so far to go.
lyricwrites
Jul. 8th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I love that song.
kaffyr
Jul. 9th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
Isn't it gorgeous? It has brought tears to my eyes so many times.
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