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Victory songs seem switched - 12/18/2006 4:54:53 AM   
satchel


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I've seen one Union victory, and when the game-over victory splash screen came up, "Dixie" was playing in the background. Then, after a Confederate victory, I heard "The Star-spangled Banner." The songs seem to be reversed.

I wonder at "Shall We Gather at the River?" as the intro song. Is it to reflect the evangelical movements active at the time? Or an ironic reference to cross-river faceoffs between the sides? Perhaps it's a simple paean that "Soon our happy hearts will quiver/With the melody of peace." The song was written in 1864.
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RE: Victory songs seem switched - 12/18/2006 3:00:14 PM   
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Ooops, thanks!

SWGatR was indeed written near the end of the Civil War, and was a hymn very much inspired by the war -- I like the lines you mention, and I think that there are a few other evocative ones as well.  We wanted to find an intro theme that didn't represent just the north or south.


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RE: Victory songs seem switched - 12/18/2006 4:04:06 PM   
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Battle Cry of Freedom was written with words for both the South and the North, according to the inside jacket of the book by the same name . . .

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