"Marching Through Georgia"

Marching song composed by Henry Clay Work at the end of the American Civil War in 1865, to commemorate General Sherman’s march to the sea the preceding year. Its lively melody made it very popular with the army after the war, and even elsewhere: Japanese troops sang it while marching into Port Arthur in 1904-05, the British sang it in India, and an English town used it to welcome American troops from the south in World War II.

Listen to a MIDI file version of the tune:


Listen to a band arrangement with the history of Sherman's march: