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Old March Song Title?

Postby Sauwelios » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:41 am

Does anyone know the title of this song? It's supposedly a folksong from the late 19th or early 20th century. "Hail Columbia!" has been suggested, but no (other) version of that song seems to resemble this one.
"There are indeed three types of men: the wise, the gentlemen, and the vulgar. The wise are the lovers of the harsh, unadulterated truth. They are capable of looking into the abyss without fear and trembling. They recognise neither God nor moral imperatives. They are devoted above all else to their own pursuit of the 'higher' pleasures, which amount to consorting with their 'puppies' or young initiates.
The second type, the gentlemen, are lovers of honour and glory. They are the most ingratiating towards the conventions of their society--that is, the illusions of the cave. They are true believers in God, honour, and moral imperatives. They are ready and willing to embark on acts of great courage and self-sacrifice at a moment’s notice.
The third type, the vulgar many, are lovers of wealth and pleasure. They are selfish, slothful, and indolent. They can be inspired to rise above their brutish existence only by fear of impending death or catastrophe." (source)
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Re: Old March Song Title?

Postby Wobbly » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:02 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIqvZSu ... re=related

Compare 0:10 on that version to 0:05 on Fallout's version. It's a lower key and slowed down, but seems to be the same progression of notes.
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Re: Old March Song Title?

Postby Sauwelios » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:51 pm

Sittlichkeit wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIqvZSuptk&feature=related

Compare 0:10 on that version to 0:05 on Fallout's version. It's a lower key and slowed down, but seems to be the same progression of notes.

Yes, everything keeps pointing to it being "Hail Columbia", but you must admit it's a very peculiar version.
"There are indeed three types of men: the wise, the gentlemen, and the vulgar. The wise are the lovers of the harsh, unadulterated truth. They are capable of looking into the abyss without fear and trembling. They recognise neither God nor moral imperatives. They are devoted above all else to their own pursuit of the 'higher' pleasures, which amount to consorting with their 'puppies' or young initiates.
The second type, the gentlemen, are lovers of honour and glory. They are the most ingratiating towards the conventions of their society--that is, the illusions of the cave. They are true believers in God, honour, and moral imperatives. They are ready and willing to embark on acts of great courage and self-sacrifice at a moment’s notice.
The third type, the vulgar many, are lovers of wealth and pleasure. They are selfish, slothful, and indolent. They can be inspired to rise above their brutish existence only by fear of impending death or catastrophe." (source)
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Re: Old March Song Title?

Postby Wobbly » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:34 pm

Yes, very peculiar horn version, but also probably better. My guess, they brought in a single person with a horn and did the rest on the computer.

Good find.
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Re: Old March Song Title?

Postby Sauwelios » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Sittlichkeit wrote:Yes, very peculiar horn version, but also probably better. My guess, they brought in a single person with a horn and did the rest on the computer.

Good find.

It's from the computer and video game Fallout 3. It's one of the songs played on the alleged President's radio channel, in between his speeches.
"There are indeed three types of men: the wise, the gentlemen, and the vulgar. The wise are the lovers of the harsh, unadulterated truth. They are capable of looking into the abyss without fear and trembling. They recognise neither God nor moral imperatives. They are devoted above all else to their own pursuit of the 'higher' pleasures, which amount to consorting with their 'puppies' or young initiates.
The second type, the gentlemen, are lovers of honour and glory. They are the most ingratiating towards the conventions of their society--that is, the illusions of the cave. They are true believers in God, honour, and moral imperatives. They are ready and willing to embark on acts of great courage and self-sacrifice at a moment’s notice.
The third type, the vulgar many, are lovers of wealth and pleasure. They are selfish, slothful, and indolent. They can be inspired to rise above their brutish existence only by fear of impending death or catastrophe." (source)
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