John Brown’s Original Marching Song (1861)

The “original” John Brown song uses the melody “Brothers, Will You Meet Me” (A.K.A.¬†“Say Brothers Will You Meet Us”, also used as the melody for Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic”):

John Brown's Body (air = Brothers will you meet me)

So here’s the question:

Is this song about THE John Brown:

… or is it about a more obscure “John Brown”?

GO, LISTEN & READ TO FIND OUT!:

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