Annotation:Knight Templar's Song

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KNIGHT TEMPLAR'S SONG. English, Air (4/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Each strain is seven measures long. The song appears in Dunham's The Vocal Companion, and Masonic Register (1802), The Masonic Songbook (1812) and Jeremy Ladd Cross's The Templar's Chart; or, Hieroglyphic Monitor (1852, pp. 133-134), with words that go:

To the Knight Templar's awful dome,
Where glorious Knights in arms were drest,
Fill'd with surprise I slowly come,
With solemn jewels on my breast.
A pilgrim to this house I came,
With sandal, scarf, and scrip so white;
Thro' rugged paths my feet were led,
All this I bore to be a Knight.

The Knight's Templars are a branch of the Freemasons, a fraternal order. However, Masons need only profess a belief in a supreme being, while the Knights Templar subscribe to a belief in Christianity.

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