Marching Through Georgia

Something for the weekend.  Marching Through Georgia (1865).  Tennessee Ernie Ford gives us a spirited rendition.  Written by the composer Henry Clay Work in 1865, who did not participate in the march, or serve in the Union Army, the song is inextricably linked with Sherman and his troops.  Ironically, Sherman came to cordially detest the song, largely due to the fact that it was inevitably played whenever he made a public appearance.  He inserted a provision in his public speaking contracts that the song was not to be played in his presence.