Chipmunk | Diet, Habitat, & Facts | Britannica

Chipmunk, any of 25 species of small, striped, terrestrial squirrels with large internal cheek pouches. They have prominent eyes and ears, a furry tail, and delicate claws. All are active only during the day, and all but one are North American, occurring from southern Canada to west-central Mexico.

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Lyric | poetry | Britannica

Posted: (7 days ago) Lyric, a verse or poem that is, or supposedly is, susceptible of being sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument (in ancient times, usually a lyre) or that expresses intense personal emotion in a manner suggestive of a song. Lyric poetry expresses the thoughts and feelings of the poet and

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English literature - The lyric | Britannica

Posted: (8 days ago) English literature - English literature - The lyric: The lyric was virtually unknown to Old English poets. Poems such as “Deor” and “Wulf and Eadwacer,” which have been called lyrics, are thematically different from those that began to circulate orally in the 12th century and to be written down in great numbers in the 13th; these Old English poems also have a stronger narrative ...

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‘O Canada’ | Lyrics, History, & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) The original French lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier (1839–1920), later chief justice of Quebec. The English lyrics, which are not a translation or rendering of the French, were written in 1908 by Robert Stanley Weir (1856–1926), a lawyer and recorder of Montreal. Original lyrics English lyrics by Robert Stanley Weir O Canada!

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Ira Gershwin | American lyricist | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) (with lyrics by Heyward and Ira Gershwin), based on Heyward’s novel Porgy (1925). The opera—which premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on October 10, 1935—is considered to be the first great American opera. It contains many beloved musical numbers, including the arias “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty…

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Deutschlandlied | History, Lyrics, Meaning, & Facts ...

Posted: (2 days ago) Deutschlandlied, official national anthem of Germany from 1922 to 1945, of West Germany from 1950 to 1990, and of reunified Germany from 1990. The tune of the German national anthem was composed in 1796 by Austrian Joseph Haydn and was first performed in 1797 for the birthday of Holy Roman emperor Francis II.

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Stephen Sondheim | Biography, Musicals, & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) The book Finishing the Hat (2010) is a collection of Sondheim’s lyrics, with his own commentaries on them. Sondheim, an enthusiast for games and puzzles, cowrote two nonmusical mysteries: the film The Last of Sheila (1973), with Anthony Perkins, and the play Getting Away with Murder (1996), with George Furth.

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Lili Marleen | popular song | Britannica

Posted: (5 days ago) Hans Leip (1893–1983) began writing the lyrics in 1914 or 1915, reputedly while standing guard duty one night under a lamppost (“Vor der Kaserne vor dem grossen Tor stand eine Laterne”; “Underneath the lantern by the barrack gate”). “Lili Marleen” was a composite of his own girlfriend Lili and a comrade’s girlfriend Marleen.

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Carole King | Biography, Songs, & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) Carole King, American songwriter and singer who was one of the most prolific female musicians in the history of pop music. She composed dozens of hit songs with Gerry Goffin and later recorded Tapestry, one of the most popular albums in music history. Learn more about her life and accomplishments.

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Isaac Watts | Biography, Hymns, & Facts | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) Isaac Watts (1674–1748), English Nonconformist minister who is regarded as the father of English hymnody. His collections of hymns include Hymns and Spiritual Songs (1707) and The Psalms of David Imitated in the Language of the New Testament (1719). His most famous hymn is ‘Our God, Our Help in Ages Past.’

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Dorothy Fields | American songwriter | Britannica

Posted: (3 days ago) Dorothy Fields, American songwriter who collaborated with a number of Broadway’s top composers during the heyday of American musical theatre, producing the lyrics for many classic shows. Fields was the daughter of Lew M. Fields of the vaudeville comedy team of Weber and Fields. After graduating

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