Q: The Beatles famously started All You Need is Love with a quotation from the French National Anthem. Much more artful is the weaving of a different patriotic tune into Desperate Measures, a solo number by erstwhile Procoler, Matthew Fisher: listen to mp3 here.
solo played by Fisher himself about 14 seconds in. It's quoting
the vocal melody of one of the following tunes:
A The Star-Spangled Banner (very useful links here and here)
B Jerusalem (very useful links here and here)
C Deutschland όber Alles (very useful links here and here)
A: Your letter of the day is the first letter of the surname ('family name') of the man or woman who wrote the music not the words of the patriotic song that has been woven into Mr Fisher's track.
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