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John Brown's Body

a long narrative poem (1928) by Stephen Vincent Benét, about the U.S. Civil War. Unabridged
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“John Brown's Body” definition

A song of the Civil War that pays tribute to the abolitionist John Brown (see abolitionism). It begins, “John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave.”

Note: “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was written to the tune of “John Brown's Body.”
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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