Battle Hymn of the Republic – Tab for One-String Canjo

“Battle Hymn of the Republic” or “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” was written by Julia Ward Howe during the first year of the American Civil War. Like many Folk songs of the time, the music was appropriated from another classic folk song, “John Brown’s Body”.

The tune went on to become one of the most iconic Patriotic songs in the American Lexicon and even abroad.

Here we present the tune for your One-String Canjo, brought to you by The American Canjo Company. We have also given you the first verse and chorus for the song, which can then be used for the rest of the verses of the hymn.

 

Battle Hymn of the Republic

4    4    4    4    3   2  4  8  9   10 10  10 9   8
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord:

8  7  5    5    5   7   8  7    8     5   4      5  4     2   4
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored

4  4    4      4   4   3   2   4     8  9   10 10 10 9     8 
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword

8    9    9  8   7    8
His truth is marching on

4   3  2  4   8   10  8     
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

5  7   8  7   8  5 4 2  
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

4  3   2  4   8 9 10 8     
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!

8   9     9  8   7    8
His truth is marching on

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