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Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) Poster

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Soundtrack Credits 

Old Abe Lincoln Came Out of the Wilderness
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by chorus over opening credits
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(1863) (uncredited)
Music by Louis Lambert
Played a bit by a band in a Stephen Douglas parade
The Battle Cry of Freedom
(1862) (uncredited)
Music by George Frederick Root
Played by a band in a parade
Reprized by an Army band as Lincoln rides to the White House
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
(uncredited) (1861)
Music by William Steffe (circa 1856)
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Played and Sung by the crowd at the end
John Brown's Body
(uncredited)
Music published in 1858 (authorship unclear)
Lyrics evolved in early 1860s (authorship unclear)
Instrumental version heard during Harper's Ferry sequence.
The Men of the West
(uncredited)
Traitional Irish marching song
Lyrics latter written by Willianm Rooney in 1900.
Melody with different lyrics heard at campaign rall
The GIrl He Left Behind Him
(uncredited)
Traditional military marching song
Instrumental version heard at campaign rally.
Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
(1840)
Music adapted from "Little Pigs"
Lyrics by Alexander Coffman Ross
Sung by Raymond Massey when discussing the William Henry Harrison-John Tyler presidential campaign
Lincoln and Liberty Too
(1860)
Music adapted from "Old Rosin the Beau"
Lyrics by Jesse Hutchinson, Jr.
Sung by the crowd awaiting news of the 1860 presidential election

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