Sunday, December 7, 2008

O Christmas Tree O Tannenbaum

O Christmas Tree O Tannenbaum, Performed by The U.S. Marine Corps Band, "The President's Own," The melody is an old folk tune. The first known "Tannenbaum" song lyrics date back to 1550.

O Christmas Tree 64Kbps MP3 613 kb, O Christmas Tree VBR MP3 1.2 mb, O Christmas Tree OGG format 696 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office.

This MP3 (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain.

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Official 2004 Christmas tree White House photo by Susan SternerImage Courtesy Public Domain Clip Art

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