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Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

The award-winning version of the song

Gloria Jane, "John Brown's Body"

Gloria Jane sings the William Weston Patton version.

Whitney Houston, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1991)

Houston belts out a jazzed-up version of the song for American troops to much waving of American flags.

Judy Garland, "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (1963)

Garland performs a more traditional version of the song after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. This is a long way from her famous "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Joan Baez, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Baez invites the audience to join her. We have an inkling that they might have been provided the words, since they seem to be doing more than humming along.

Martin Luther King, Jr., "How Long? Not Long!"

MLK uses big chunks of Howe's lyrics in this speech given in Montgomery, Alabama.

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