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Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,
As home his footsteps he hath turn'd,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung....
-- Sir Walter Scott in "Lay of the Last Minstrel"
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Time for Fireworks!!
from Historic Jonesborough TN featured for 2010 Firecracker Jazz Band and TC and The High Road Band 45 craft vendors, storytellers daily, farm expo food court, Native American and Celtic villages children's stage, petting zoo, and railroad cars Jonesborough Repertory Theatre's "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" twice daily two live music stages noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and SundayMusic on the Square Friday evening kick-off dinner and the Jonesborough Novelty Band Thursday evening
"It is time for our community to prepare for one of the most successful festivals in the area, Jonesborough Days. This Festival draws crowds of over 30,000, bringing in both tourists and residents of East Tennessee, in addition to being a great experience for our community. Jonesborough Days will be a 2-day event this year (Saturday and Sunday – July 3rd- 4th) and its theme will be 'Forty Years of Tales, Tunes and Traditions' to celebrate our 40th year of the festival...." -- A Top Twenty Southeast Tourism Society Event
whatever the weather
we sing mute praises to
our God and King,
ruler and maker
of all we strum and play
during every night,
through each day,
the architect of what we say
and do to pray,
the lay of our