The melodies in this medley come from Early American sources. The opening fife tune was found in a Revolutionary War collection. Our Native Land appeared in a school music book in 1871. The Appalachian tune can be found in many shape-note hymnals. And the march entitled Washington Crossing the Delaware is from the late 18th century. The optional score and parts for full orchestra (00201894) make this a wonderful concert closer for a concert of early American songs, Patriotic songs, and indigenous songs of our country.