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The White Plume March
The White Plume March from The Complete Marches of John Philip Sousa: Vol. 2


“The White Plume” (1884)


Sousa and Edward M. Taber collaborated on a song called “We’ll Follow Where the White Plume Waves” to support the presidential election campaign of James Gillespie Blaine, affectionately known as the “plumed knight.” Sousa rearranged the song as a military march, added new sections, and called it “The White Plume.”

Paul E. Bierley, The Works of John Philip Sousa (Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, 1984), 96. Used by permission.