“Founders March”

Today is the 4th of July, and I’m too lazy this holiday morning to expend the mental energy to compose a tribute to our nation’s independence. So, I’m letting AI do it for me.

At my prompting, Suno has composed a patriotic song in praise of Virginia founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. The lyrics are a tad insipid — though probably better than I could compose — and the melody and orchestration remarkably good. I nominate the “Founders March” for the state song of Virginia!

(Thank you Bing Image Creator for the image above. I bow down to our AI soon-to-be masters.)

— JAB

Listen to the song, and read the verses:

[Verse]
Washington brave led the way
Liberty’s dawn shining day
Across the fields battle cries
Freedom’s flame never dies

[Verse 2]
Jefferson’s pen truth and might
Words that guided through the night
Declaration clear and bold
In our hearts a story told

[Chorus]
Founders’ legacy ever strong
To their honor we’ll belong
Marching on with heads held high
In their name we reach the sky

[Verse 3]
Madison wise staunch and true
Crafted laws the red white blue
Guided us through storm and strife
Strength and valor gave us life

[Verse 4]
Sons and daughters of the land
United firm hand in hand
Echo their resolute cry
Together we rise not to die

[Bridge]
From their courage we derive
Passion strong to keep alive
In their footsteps we will tread
Keep the spirit never dead

(Hat tip to the Babbling Beaver for the inspiration to use Suno. Check out the Babbling Beaver for its hilarious takedowns of DEI, wokeness and general insanity at MIT.)


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29 responses to ““Founders March””

  1. Rafaelo Avatar
    Rafaelo

    Had we not seceded from England we'd now suffer under terrible tyranny and look like — um, Canada.

    Okay to be fair the American Revolution gave the world a working example of a large representative democracy (the French following our example, overdid it).

    So really, its Canada that looks like us.

    Still, wouldn't it be nice to have a King, to unify and inspire and do all the ceremonial drudgery? Somebody technically in charge but not critical to actually running anything. So even if he gets old and senile the staff can just prop him up in front of a teleprompter.

    Oh wait, we already do that. Except ours IS critical to running things.

  2. A lot of White Anglo Saxon Christian males in the picture….. but not bad
    Happy Independence Day

    1. Thomas Dixon Avatar
      Thomas Dixon

      You can always look at any modern advertisements if that population triggers you.

    2. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      … the only group that actually were granted independence… seems appropriate…

      1. DiversityCelebrator Avatar
        DiversityCelebrator

        Hey now, that’s not true! Virginia was largely Anglo-Norman given that the ruling class of England descended from William the Conqueror. They came from the South of England.

        South Carolina was a mix of Celtic peoples, French Huguenots (some in VA, too), and Anglo-Normans that had previously ruled Barbados. North Carolina was comprised of Highland Scots in the Sandhills area and Ulster Scots in Appalachia.

        The mid-Atlantic was made up of those from the North Midlands of England, with much Scandinavian blood, and were largely Quakers.

        The only real Anglo-Saxons were in New England, and they came from East Anglia when they were unsuccessful in their attempts to take over Parliament (the opposite of religious freedom)

        For more on the beautiful diversity of the historic American nation, I recommend reading Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fischer.

  3. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
    Dick Hall-Sizemore

    I prefer songs written by real people:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ubj8G5smeA

    1. Randy Huffman Avatar
      Randy Huffman

      Great find! Thanks. I don't know that I ever watched this movie (definitely did not see the play), I see the movie 1776 came out in 1972, I was still in H.S. I'll have to see if I can find it on cable.

      1. Dick Hall-Sizemore Avatar
        Dick Hall-Sizemore

        It is a fun movie to watch. The storyline takes some liberties with history, but that is OK.

        1. Stephen Haner Avatar
          Stephen Haner

          Love that show. Still hunt up the movie from time to time. Popular enough Amazon charges for it, but check Tubi. A couple of wonderful numbers. "One useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more useless men are called a congress….."

          The Scots-Irish were more responsible for the Revolution than any descendants of the Normans….

        2. Stephen Haner Avatar
          Stephen Haner

          Love that show. Still hunt up the movie from time to time. Popular enough Amazon charges for it, but check Tubi. A couple of wonderful numbers. "One useless man is called a disgrace, two useless men are called a law firm, and three or more useless men are called a congress….."

          The Scots-Irish were more responsible for the Revolution than any descendants of the Normans….

  4. Rafaelo Avatar
    Rafaelo

    Had we not seceded from England we'd now suffer under terrible tyranny and look like — um, Canada.

    Okay to be fair the American Revolution gave the world a working example of a large representative democracy (the French following our example, overdid it).

    So really, its Canada that looks like us.

    Still, wouldn't it be nice to have a King, to unify and inspire and do all the ceremonial drudgery? Somebody technically in charge but not critical to actually running anything. So even if he gets old and senile the staff can just prop him up in front of a teleprompter.

    Oh wait, we already do that. Except ours IS critical to running things.

  5. Rosie Avatar

    Not sure which I like more: the mangled remnants of the eagle on the flag or the three miniature founding blobmen on the right (the taller person to their immediate left has his elbow behind them so it can’t be perspective).

      1. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Trump wears the crown.
        Roberts is in there somewhere wearing a papal tiara.

      2. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Trump wears the crown.
        Roberts is in there somewhere wearing a papal tiara.

      3. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Trump wears the crown.
        Roberts is in there somewhere wearing a papal tiara.

      4. Nancy Naive Avatar
        Nancy Naive

        Trump wears the crown.
        Roberts is in there somewhere wearing a papal tiara.

  6. Eric the half a troll Avatar
    Eric the half a troll

    So… next Fourth, will those who choose to not fly the American flag be at risk of being rounded up extrajudicially by the Patriot Police… asking for a friend… really!! My flag is definitely UP today…!!

    1. LarrytheG Avatar
      LarrytheG

      Travelled through the Va 5th congressional district today… saw a LOT of "flags"……

  7. GeorgeWallaceandGromit Avatar
    GeorgeWallaceandGromit

    Happy Independence Day!

    “Providence has been pleased to give us this one connected country to one united people -a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by they their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.” – John Jay

  8. energyNOW_Fan Avatar
    energyNOW_Fan

    OK just back from annual small July 4th parade in Kings Park HOA division of Springfield. I am thinking that land was historically owned by Lee family, or Washington, one or the other. I am in the Band.

  9. Lefty665 Avatar
    Lefty665

    A good day for reading from our founding documents and reflecting on the amazing liberty our founders bequeathed us. "We hold these truths to be self evident…" was a pretty good place for them to start.

    Jefferson and Adams both died on this day 198 years ago. It is a reminder that, if we are fortunate, we all grow old and must step aside for the good of the country.

    1. Nancy Naive Avatar
      Nancy Naive

      and by fortunate, we mean “have healthcare and a home”.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWijx_AgPiA

      1. Marty Chapman Avatar
        Marty Chapman

        "Fortunate" could also include a largely unfettered right to comment constantly, often without regard for context or any concern for civility.

        1. Nancy Naive Avatar
          Nancy Naive

          Then you’re a fortunate one.

  10. James Wyatt Whitehead Avatar
    James Wyatt Whitehead

    I worked today at George Washington's Boyhood home Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We had about 1500 people show up. Almost everyone dressed in red white and blue. Good day. The spirit of 1776 is alive and well.

  11. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    so, they did this study to see which age groups are most susceptible to AI generated deep fakes. I could have told them. It’s the media.

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