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My Great-Grandmother's Union Card.

Me (Utah-Alistair Zheng Bernhart).

My name is Dr. John Levan Bernhart, Ph.D. My ancestry is working class Pennsylvania Dutch. My father is a trained musician; I am not a trained musician. I am a trained historian. While I can play the saxophone, clarinet, and oboe, I have no experience with keyboards, guitars, drums, and the bass clef. So you might be asking yourself why an amateur musician has created this website. The answer is simple. The music you will find here is available nowhere else on the web, and I believe, like John Neuhaus believed before me, that these songs need to be sung. They are not simply historical relics. For example, The Ninety and Nine could easily be the anthem of the Occupy Movement and A Song for 1910 could easily be renamed A Song for 2010. So I have endeavored to the best of my limited abilities to create this website not as an archive but as a resource for living musicians. Music is a shared social experience. Music can inspire class war. Music can improve morale as we fight. If you have any sheet music to contribute, please contact me.


My Grandfather and Alistair Hulett.

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