Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch
Of the North Church tower as a signal light,
One, if by land, and two, if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country folk to be up and to arm.
This special recording of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride was created for the 100th Anniversary of the Paul Revere House as a museum. By making a donation as small as $10 to our
Capital Campaign, you will receive instant access to download the 7-minute MP3 audio plus an educational document in PDF format that discusses the poem in detail, helps separate fact from fiction, and contains a map of the ride and photos.
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About this Recording
The anniversary edition of Paul Revere's Ride is read by Phil Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and record producer. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the White House and, as the lead singer and guitarist in the bluegrass band The Seldom Scene, received a Grammy nomination for his work on Scene 20. Mr. Rosenthal's audio recordings for children, under the label American Melody, have garnered wide acclaim including awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation, American Library Association and other organizations.
Paul Revere's Ride Sample Version
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