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!:
- “Teacher Hit Me with a Ruler” by Sarah Vowell (This American Life) — Describes how the song originated & evolved into the Battle Hymn of the Republic, written by Julia Ward Howe.
- “John Brown Marches On” (NYTimes.com 2011)