Hail to the Chief

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March played at formal Amer. events to announce arrival of the President. Comp. c. 1812 by James Sanderson (1769–?1841), an Englishman. Words (never now sung) from Sir Walter Scott's The Lady of the Lake (1810). First used at a pres. inauguration 1837 (Martin Van Buren).

Subjects: Music.

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