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The Riverside song book/True Freedom

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\header { subtitle = "TRUE FREEDOM." tagline = ##f poet = "James Russell Lowell" composer = "Friedrich Silcher." }

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This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.