Sheet Music: You're a Grand Old Flag

TitleYou're a Grand Old Flag
Alternate titlesYou're a Grand Old Rag
ComposerGeorge Michael Cohan (1878–1942)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2013-05-31
Last updated2013-05-31
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Friday 31 May 2013

Tune of the Day: You're a Grand Old Flag

American patriotic march

This spirited march was written by George M. Cohan as a tribute to the American flag. It incorporates snippets of other popular songs, including “Auld Lang Syne”, “Dixie” and “Yankee Doodle”. Cohan wrote it in 1906 for George Washington, Jr., his stage musical. The song was first publicly performed at Herald Square Theater in New York City, and quickly became the first song from a musical to sell over a million copies of sheet music.

Thanks to Steve for suggesting this tune!