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An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley

An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley

As a US Army Veteran (Active Duty 1958-1960, Reserves until 1964), Elvis Presley's' Patriotism for his Country could be seen in many ways.

The most famous recording of "An American Trilogy" was from June 10, 1972 at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City.

In effort to bring America together, he united three 19th century American folk songs: "Dixie," "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "All My Trials".

"An American Trilogy" is a 1971 song medley originally arranged by Country music composer Mickey Newbury that was made popular by Elvis Presley.

The parts of the original medley include:

"Dixie" - a popular folk song about the southern United States.

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" - a marching hymn of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

"All My Trials" - a Bahamian lullaby related to African American spirituals and widely used by folk music revivalists.

Elvis Presley modified the original sequence by reprising after "All My Trials" both "Dixie" (in the solo flute) and with a bigger ending on "Battle Hymn".

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