Sheet Music: Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys

TitleBallad of the Green Mountain Boys
Alternate titlesThe Green Mountaineer
The Song of the Vermonters, 1779
ComposerTraditional American
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE minor
RangeA4–B5
Time signature6/8
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time0:40
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-02-02
Last updated2018-02-02
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Ballads, Traditional/Folk

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Friday 2 February 2018

Tune of the Day: Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys

American Revolutionary War song

The “Ballad of the Green Mountain Boys”, also known as “The Green Mountaineer”, is a folk ballad in honor of the Green Mountain Boys, Vermont's homegrown revolutionary army during the American War of Independence. The origins of the tune are unknown, but the lyrics come from “The Song of the Vermonters, 1779”, a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier that was first published in 1838.

Thanks to Ralph for suggesting this tune!